BIO: Four-year starter at both left and weak-side tackle. Previous All-Conference selection who missed half the season last year with a broken wrist. Considered the best player on the Washington football team.
POSITIVES: Big, athletic lineman soaring up draft boards. Sets with a wide base, works to bend his knees and keeps his feet moving throughout the action. Quick off the snap and a solid position blocker who seals running lanes. Patient, makes good use of blocking angles and powerful at the point. Jolts defenders with hand punch and controls them once engaged in a block. Nasty, engulfs opponents or buries them into the ground. Had a sensational week of Senior Bowl practice when he devastated the opposition.
NEGATIVES: Not a nimble lineman, has difficulty adjusting, beaten by inside moves. Cannot redirect to linebackers on the second level. Does not play with great balance or show top blocking range.
ANALYSIS: An offensive tackle prospect with excellent measurables and a lineman who tests well, Barnes has been on a straight shot north since January. Needs to polish his game and improve his footwork in space, yet possesses the underlying natural skills to become a productive starting tackle in the NFL.