2015 NFL DRAFT

Lamin Barrow, ILB

School: LSU  |  Conference: SEC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Marrero, LA
Height/Weight: 6-1 / 237 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
16865

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
4.592.631.6222 3510'3"4.357.24
Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
---- --4.31-

Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Athletic play speed with the nimble foot quickness to stay alert and cover a large area - good pursuit range to chase, close and attack on the move...long arms and wingspan with the quick hands to disengage when locked up...physical take-on strength and won't shy from contact...balanced to square to his target with the body control to adjust in space...nice job in coverage to keep his pads low and feet active to play tight coverage and get his head turned to find the ball...quick reactions and reflexes to make up for lost steps...motivated worker and gets the most out of his ability with a relentless motor - has worked hard in the weight room to develop his strength...reliable football character, competitive make up and developing leadership skills...durable two-year starter (28 career starter) with consistent production the past two seasons, earning Second Team All-SEC honors as a senior.

WEAKNESSES: Lean body type with a narrow trunk and limbs, playing the 225 pound range in 2013...good football smarts, but late to diagnose at times and is more of a see-ball, get-ball type...streaky discipline and gets himself in trouble overpursuing the action and whiffing, struggling to properly break down in motion - bites on fakes and play action...will be put on skates and needs to do a better job anchoring vs. the run...forced to gear down when changing directions and a tad herky-jerky in his movements...room to improve his tackling technique and needs to be more explosive at contact instead of wrestling ballcarriers to the ground - needs to consistently wrap and finish...somewhat of a late bloomer and still developing.

--Dane Brugler

Player Overview

A three-star LB recruit, Barrow was leaning towards committing to Mississippi out of high school until in-state LSU offered him late in the process.

After redshirting in 2009, he saw limited action as a redshirt freshman and sophomore, mostly on special teams. Barrow earned the starting WILL LB spot as a junior in 2012, starting every game there the past two seasons and earning Second Team All-SEC honors as a senior. His father is a native of Gambia, Africa and he approaches the game with a positive, workmanlike attitude - works hard to improve and genuinely cares.

Barrow is a tad rigid in his movements, but has good straight-line speed in pursuit to make tackles from sideline-to-sideline. He has developed his strength and football smarts over the years and should provide depth at the next level at both WILL and MIKE LB - type of player who will have a long career due to his contributions on special teams.

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05/13/2014 - 2014 NFL DRAFT BEST VALUE PICK: DENVER BRONCOS: Round 5/156 -- Lamin Barrow, MLB, 6-1, 237, Louisiana State...The Broncos hope Barrow is an eventual answer at middle linebacker, but he could find an immediate role as one of the two linebackers in the nickel sub package. His skill set compares with that of incumbent weak-side linebacker Danny Trevathan. Barrow was a priority Broncos target; general manager John Elway said that coach John Fox "made about 18 laps" around the Broncos' draft room while nervously waiting to see if he fell to their spot. - The Sports Xchange
 

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