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Joseph Barksdale (OL)
  • Height:
    6'5"
  • Weight:
    325 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    36 in.
  • Hand Size:
    10 in.
  • College:
    LSU
  • Conference:
    SEC
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Selected by: Oakland Raiders
Round: 3
Pick (Overall): 28 (92)

Pick Analysis: The Raiders selection of Barksdale is an attempt to add versatility and depth to their offensive line. He has played on both sides of the line but could compete for playing time as a right tackle early in his career. He is the kind of rugged blocker that Hue Jackson prefers along his front line.
Combine Stats
  • 40 Yard Dash5.38 sec
  • Bench Press29.0 reps
  • Vertical Jump29.0 inch
  • Broad Jump103.0 inch
  • 3 Cone Drill8.27 sec
  • 20 Yard Shuttle4.75 sec
  • 60 Yard Shuttle- -
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Overview

Barksdale's a backup right tackle prospect with exceptional size but less-than-adequate athleticism for the next level. Uses his strength to stop the bull rush in pass protection, but has a difficult time dealing with double-moves or edge rushers. Can create some running room by walling off defenders but doesn't fire off the ball, get a ton of movement, or excel locating targets at the second level. Has good football IQ, picking up blitzers and staying home against stunts, but limited athleticism still causes him to be a step late at times. Developmental prospect worthy of a late-round pick.


Strengths

Barksdale has ideal size for the tackle position. Capable of thwarting power pass rushers and using his windspan to push rushers past the pocket. Does a good job getting into position while running blocking and letting his size take over. Can picks up blitzing linebackers and stays home against stunts. Experienced and durable.

Weaknesses

Not a great overall athlete. Lacks some quickness and flexibility. Speed rushers give him problems in pass pro. 3-techiniques can beat him to the point in the running game. Not overly comfortable blocking in space. Not a true road-grader. Has natural strength but doesn’t doesn't play with nastiness.

Grade

4.9

 

Video Playlist

  1. 2011 Draft Profile - OT Joseph Barksdale, LSU

    Published: Sept. 22, 2011 at 08:16 p.m.

    A look at draft prospect LSU offensive tackle Joseph Barksdale.

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