In my opinion, the combo of Ballard and McDaniels would never agree to pick Barkley at #3. Again, Ballard is a moneyball guy and knows that RBs statistically don't have enough value if picked that high. Also, McDaniels prefers offenses with running backs by committee, so we need to find someone to pair with Mack, and that person can be found later in the draft. Remember, Mack is a Ballard pick and showed flashes that he could be something special on his own. As a result, Ballard woud not just chuck Mack to the side for Barkley, who will probably be an every down back. Every down backs get beat up, so that is why the running backs by committee approach keeps the RBs fresh, and that can be important, especially later in a game. I think that Ballard would also consider that picking Barkley at #3 would be a waste of one of his draft picks from last year. So, according to this line of thinking, I could only conclude that Ballard and McDaniels will never pick Barkley at #3. Sorry Barkley fans.