Originally posted by SunDevilNiner79:Originally posted by SF69ers:Originally posted by NYSunDevil49er:Originally posted by SF69ers:Originally posted by SunDevilNiner79:
Josh Barrett at 6'1 223 lbs ran a 4.35 40 .
DRC ran a 4.33!!! definitely gone before we draft now.
OMG. what round is barrett projected to go in??
Barrett has been projected anywhere from the 3rd to the 6th. He was falling before the combine for good reason. He had a really bad senior season and never played up to his athletic ability. Even as an ASU homer, I wouldn't take him until the 5th, he just doesn't play up to his potential and gets hurt too much.
I could have told you he was going to blaze. Our speedy RB Keegan Herring, a former track star and supposed fastest player on the team lost a 40 yard foot race like a year or two ago to Josh Barrett, and had to shave a mohawk as a result.
i dont know much about barrett. did he play at CB or safety. cus he might do well at safety especially with his size.
He played Safety. And the "he didn't play up to his potential" is BS. He was injured the whole senior season, first the groin then i believe it was the knee. And he still finished second on the team in pass break ups. So the knock is can he stay healthy, not about his potential.
He did extremely well in his junior year when he was healthy. Won team defensive MVP, All-Pac 10 honorable mention.
I recall MD saying Barrett has stiff hips earlier in the year and he does get beat on the deep pass occasionally, especially in play action.
Barrett is a workout warrior, gym rat kind of guy. He wasn't so physically impressive coming into ASU, real big pleasant surprise . High motor guy coaches love, student of the game. Excels in press coverage, excellent in run support. With his combine numbers he will be taken in the 3rd IMO.
I didn't say he didn't have potential, I said he didn't play up to it. I say this because he is so physically talented, but doesn't play up to his physical capabilities.
I would argue that he did not have that impressive of a junior season either. All Pac-10 honorable mention really isn't much to brag about as a defensive player.
I think to draft him in the 3rd would be a real reach personally. He was the 3rd best DB ASU had this year behind Tryon and Nolan. Just underachieved in my opinion. And while he is a physical player, he is injury prone. And that he excels in press coverage won't matter that much playing Safety.