His arm is pretty respectable, but it is the mental aspect of his game that needs work.
Position: Defensive End (Edge, 5-Tech)College: Mississippi State BulldogsPre-Draft Position Rank: 2 of 29 Age: 22 | Height: 6'6 | Weight: 260 lbsNFL Size Comparison: Chandler Jones Sweat (9) plays with a level of intelligence that keeps him relevant in plays Average Opposing Offense Rank: 64.9Average Opposing Pass Offense Rank: 68.4Average Opposing Rush Offense Rank: 58.9Average... Continue Reading →
Positive points in his game revolve around his potential to use his hands quickly and outmaneuver his blockers, and the sense in game to maintain his relevance in the play.
He is a handful to any corner, and his body control and awareness of the game makes him deadly in aerial bouts on any given play.
Allen and Bosa were both used by their teams as disruptive edge rushers, but aside from that, there are few similarities between the two in how they play the game.
His playstyle has little flash, and rather than bobbing and weaving through defenders, Barnes is more inclined to simply drop the shoulder and push forward.