BIOGRAPHY: Three-year starter who totaled 33/8/2 as a senior after 18/2.5/.5 the previous year. Suspended the first five games of his sophomore season after being charged with possession of marijuana.
POSITIVES: Large, powerful two-gap lineman who plays with marginal intensity. Displays outstanding first-step quickness. Doubled in the middle, yet bull-rushes opponents off the line. Holds his ground against blocks, gets a lot of push up the field, and naturally strong. Flashes athleticism and moves well for a big man.
NEGATIVES: Possesses marginal instincts. Not physical and aggressive. Takes downs off and does not consistently make plays when he has the opportunity.
ANALYSIS: Barnett is a natural two-gap nose tackle who clogs the middle of the field and frees things up for his teammates. A force when he applies himself, he rarely plays up to his potential and has been a major underachiever the past three years.