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  • 4.35 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'2" Height
  • 225LBS. Weight


Barrett has an injury history scouts will evaluate closely. When he's on the field, he is a fine athlete with a combination of size, speed and instincts to promote a possible switch to outside linebacker in a Cover-2 defense. He's a sure tackler who hits hard and had six career interceptions.



Positives: Well-built athlete who looks more like a linebacker than a safety. ... Well-proportioned frame. ... Good instincts for the position. ... Reads the action and puts himself in position to make plays on the ball. ... Aggressive in run support. ... Not afraid to mix it up with offensive linemen and fullbacks. ... Relies on his natural athleticism and hand usage to disengage from blockers. ... Good lateral quickness to string out the play. ... Good late burst. Negatives: Not as physical as his size would indicate. ... Flashes as a big-time hitter, but isn't as consistent tackling in the open field. ... Only adequate change-of-direction agility when mirroring receivers, but does accelerate to tighten windows quickly. ... Has struggled with shoulder (right) injuries in the past, redshirting in 2003.
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.