Found November 09, 2012 on
Beyond the Combine:
HGT: 5-11 WGT: 192
YR: SR POS: RB
Exceptional athlete, explosive
Impressive lateral quickness and straight line speed
Possesses great acceleration and change of direction
Excels in space
Good pad shelf
Smooth running style
Exhibits great hip fluidity, flexible
Good pass catcher out of back field, looks comfortable transitioning out of breaks
Possesses cut back ability
Good vision at LOS, does a good job of pressing hole
Displays good patience, sets up blocks well
Able to stick foot in ground and get vertical quickly
Exhibits ability to run through arm tackles
Demonstrates return ability
Needs added bulk, thin lower body
Durability concerns at next level with heavy workload and lack of size
Predominately lines up in shotgun spread offense, need to see in Pro Style Offense
Would like to see more physicality between tackles
Lacks violence in his initial pop
Rarely asked to help in Pass Pro (Concern)
Doesn’t push piles, at times legs die on contact
Looks to step out of bounds instead of lowering blow for extra yards
Rarely drops pad level to run through defenders (Looks to “Win” with quickness)
Barner is an elusive athlete that excels in the open field. Barner plays in Oregon’s spread offense in which he excels in. The main concern I have with Barner is his overall physicality and size. Barner will have to prove that he can be successful running between tackles at a high carry rate in a pro style offense as well as protect in pass protection. I currently have Barner projected as a third down back and return man.
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Week 10 Maxwell Award Elite
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