Photo of T.J. Barnes
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  • 5.30 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 25 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 22.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 97.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 8.26 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.96 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'6" Height
  • 34 7/8" Arm Length
  • 369LBS. Weight
  • 10 3/4" Hands


Few prospects are born with the size of Barnes, but the biggest issue is finding a position that fits such a mammoth sized player. For Barnes, it was nose tackle int he Yellow Jackets three man front. The senior played behind Vance Walker, a current NFL player, who helped shape the interior behemoth to the player he is today.In fact, Barnes's brother, former FSU tight end Beau Reliford, already went through the draft prroess last season.

After redshirting in 2008, Barnes played in all 14 games in 2009, making one start and gaining more playing time as the season went along. That season he totaled 16 total tackles, including 1.5 tackles for loss. It was much of the same in 2010, as Barnes played in 12 games, starting one. He recorded 20 total tackles including a half tackle or loss. Barnes continued his backup duty in 2011, recording 11 total tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss. Then, as a senior, Barnes rotated in and out of the starting lineup, tallying 28 total tackles including five tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks.

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.