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Oakland general manager Reggie McKenzie reportedly attended Matt Barkley's pro day workout at USC on Wednesday.
Does that mean Barkley is an Oakland target? Not with the No. 3 pick. That would be way too high. Barkley is considered to be a choice in the Nos. 25-40 range. Oakland currently doesn’t have a second-round pick.
Plus, I’m not sure if Barkley is a fit for this offense. It was a short plane flight for McKenzie and he is scouting a lot of players. So, I wouldn’t necessary connect Barkley to Oakland based on McKenzie’s presence at the workout.
In other AFC West notes:
This Insider piece looks at how the addition of slot receiver Wes Welker changes Denver’s offense. It is a detailed look written by former NFL defensive back Matt Bowen.
South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore had an impressive pro day Wednesday, just months after a devastating knee injury. Many scouts think Lattimore is the most talented running back in this draft. But the injuries probably will put him in the range of Rounds 2-4. All four teams in the AFC West could use a running back. I’m sure Wednesday’s events were duly noted within the division.
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