Josh Barrett Scouting Report

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Josh Barrett Scouting Report

Position: SS
Conference: Pac12
School: Arizona State Sun Devils
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #19
Height & Weight: 6'2 - 231 lbs.
Drafted 7.13 in 2008 by DEN

2008 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Josh Barrett, SS, Arizona State

Barrett is an incredible physical specimen at 6'2", 225 pounds and has great speed for a safety. Barrett is good in press coverage and does a good job using his hands to reroute receivers. He has good range and can cover the deep half of the field. With the size to line up in the box and stuff the run from the safety position, he is aggressive and can make plays at the line of scrimmage. Barrett is a high energy player; coaches will love his motor. He is a reliable open field tackler that flashes the ability to deliver the big hit. Barrett reminds me a lot of Roy Williams of the Cowboys and like Roy Williams, he has a tendency to get beat on the deep ball and by play action. He does a great job of timing blitzes and takes the shortest path to the quarterback. He is a ball hawk and tries to strip the ball when in a trail position. Barrett earned himself as much or more money than any other player at the combine. Barrett ran a 4.35 forty yard dash. He is proving to be the best athlete of this year's safety class. Barrett shows great straight line speed, but has trouble when mirroring receivers. Barrett projects as a likely early second round pick. He needs to show better instincts and with NFL coaching has the athletic ability to do very well in the NFL.

Last Updated Apr-21-2008 by Dustin Claussen

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