Joseph Barksdale Scouting Report

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Joseph Barksdale Scouting Report

Position: OT
Conference: SEC
School: LSU Tigers
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #78
Height & Weight: 6'5 - 315 lbs.
Drafted 3.28 in 2011 by OAK

2011 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash5.38
Bench press29
Vertical jump29.0
Broad jump8'7
Three-cone drill8.27
20-yard shuttle4.75

2011 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Joseph Barksdale, OT, LSU

Barksdale was a standout defensive tackle in high school, but he was asked to switch over to the offensive side of the ball prior to his freshman season at LSU. He obliged, and the move has paid off for both Barksdale and the Tigers. He played in all 14 games as a freshman in 2007, backing up right tackle Carnell Stewart. Barksdale started all 13 games in 2008, and he started all 12 regular-season contests in his current junior campaign. LSU's rushing attack gained more than 166 yards per outing last year (fourth in the SEC) behind a stellar offensive line, and although the Tiger offense has not exactly taken off in 2009, Barksdale could be the most improved player on the team. He has been instrumental in opening up running lanes for Charles Scott (4.7 yards per carry) and Keiland Williams (5.3 ypc), as well as pass-blocking for Jordan Jefferson. Although mostly overshadowed by heralded left tackle Ciron Black, you can bet Barksdale will be making a name for himself as the 2010 NFL Draft approaches (assuming he leaves Baton Rouge early rather than return for a senior season). It would not be unfair to argue that Barksdale has been LSU's best offensive lineman in 2009, nor would it be unfair to say that Barksdale is a better pro prospect than Black (who is a potential first-round pick in his own right). While Black is a massive run-blocker, Barksdale is more versatile and better at protecting the quarterback. He stands at 6'5'' and 315 pounds, and he runs under 5.0 in the 40-yard dash. He has even been clocked as low as 4.86 at that distance; some impressive speed for a man of his size. Barksdale does not project as a franchise left tackle at the moment, but he has the tools to potentially switch to that more prestigious position at some point down the road. Look for Barksdale to go off the board in the second round of the draft, and a first-round selection is not out of the question if he performs well at the combine.

Last Updated Dec-08-2009 by Ricky Dimon

2 Comments | Add Yours
Prediction: 1st Round

Miller just got a sack , but they had to move him to the opposite side to get it

Posted by:
bdiddy73 01/07/11 10:40 PM
Prediction: 1st Round

Everybody has ripped Barksdale , saying he might not get drafted at all . Everybody loves Von Miller , the 2010 Butkus award winner .17 sacks last season , 10 this year . Haven't seen a mock that doesn't have Miller in the first round . Anybody watch the cotton bowl ? At the half , Miller doesn't have a tackle , sack, int . BARKSDALE HAS KNOCKED SNOT BUBBLES FROM MILLER'S NOSE ALL NIGHT . Also had good games against Marcell Dareus and Robert Quinn , projected top 10 picks . Why is he not considered a 1st rounder ?

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bdiddy73 01/07/11 10:12 PM