Jackson Barton

Utah

Prospect Info

College
Utah
Hometown
Class
UT
Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 7"
310 lbs
34”
Hands
9 1/4”

Prospect Grade

4.98
Should Be in an NFL Training Camp
How We Grade

2019 Draft Results

Drafted by
Indianapolis
Colts
Round 7 ‧ Pick 26
Go to Pick
40 Yard Dash
5.18u
Seconds
 
Bench Press
25
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
27.0
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
109.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
7.85
Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
4.66
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
--
Seconds
 

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Barton is coming off an honorable mention All-Pac-12 season as a senior, leading his team with 116 tackles while also being credited with 10.5 tackles for loss, four sacks, an interception, and six pass breakups. He had been a part-time starter the previous two seasons, at rover in 2016 (five starts in 11 games with 66 tackles, 8.5 for loss, and three pass breakups) and at linebacker in 2017 (four starts in 13 games with 45 tackles, 4.5 for loss, and four sacks). He had seven tackles in 12 games as a reserve as a true freshman in 2015, just one year after earning first-team all-state honors at Salt Lake City's Brighton High School. His brother, Jackson (the Utes' starting left tackle), is also looking for an NFL job in 2019.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Priority free agent
Overview
Barton could see a conversion to right tackle in the pros, but his poor pad level coupled with his height is a combination that will be difficult to survive no matter where he plays. He's tough and has adequate strength to battle for position as a run blocker, but NFL opponents are sure to take advantage of his lack of leverage and his issues against inside moves and rush counters. Finding a spot on the 53 man roster might be difficult but he could find additional work on a practice squad.
Strengths
  • Effective use of arm length to redirect second-level targets
  • Fits into initial blocks with some pop
  • Puts in effort to improve positioning and secure the block
  • Decent upper body power to corral defender's edge
  • Used on long-pulls from backside
  • Finisher's demeanor when he gets his shots
  • Shifts with defender's movements to keep blocks in his power zone Sets out to rushers to take fight to them
  • Clever with hand fakes to draw out rusher’s hands first
Weaknesses
  • Body composition is below par
  • Narrow through his back and shoulders
  • Tall tackle who plays upright much of the time
  • Head ducker into contact
  • Blocks with wide hands too often
  • Sluggish on his moves up to second level
  • Lack of bend makes creates anchor issues against bull-rush
  • Could use more fire in his pass punch
  • Below-average balance
  • Inside moves eat him up in both run and pass games
GRADE
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