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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 News
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

05/12/2014 - It took until the third day for the Broncos to address their depth-shy linebacker corps, when they selected LSU's Lamin Barrow and Oklahoma's Corey Nelson with their fifth- and seventh-round picks, respectively. Nate Irving, the 2011 third-round pick, remains the projected starter at middle linebacker, but he struggled when the Broncos attempted to hand him that job last year. Even if Irving earns that position, he lacks the speed to stay on the field in nickel and dime sub packages. That leaves an opening through which Barrow or Nelson could earn playing time alongside weak-side starter Danny Trevathan, who remains on the field when the Broncos go into their nickel package.

"We feel like they can play multiple positions -- either the mike or the will -- the stack positions," said Broncos coach John Fox. "We'll let them compete and figure that out as we work through the offseason program and then into training camp. They're good football players and can play the linebacker position and we'll let them compete and see where that develops." Barrow appears to be ahead of Nelson, who is coming off a torn pectoral muscle that ended his season last October. - The Sports Xchange

05/12/2014 - A closer look at the Broncos' picks: 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; Elway said that 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

05/07/2014 - Five players who should be on Cleveland's draft radar...ILB Lamin Barrow, LSU: Craig Robertson struggled mightily at times last season and his starting job at linebacker is on shaky ground, making Barrow a possible day three pick. Barrow earned the starting weakside linebacker spot as a junior in 2012, starting every game there the past two seasons and earning second-team All-SEC honors as a senior. He approaches the game with a positive, workmanlike attitude, working hard to improve and appearing to genuinely care. 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 either WILL or MIKE linebacker, as well as, special teams coverage. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

01/01/2014 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: LSU LB Lamin Barrow. If the Tigers can slow the Hawkeyes running game between the tackles they can put the Hawkeyes offense in a difficult spot. Barrow has led the team with 86 tackles and he'll be inspired to have a big performance in the final game of his college career. - The Sports Xchange

12/11/2013 - 2013 ASSOCIATED PRESS ALL-SEC SECOND TEAM: LB - Lamin Barrow (Tie), LSU, 6-23, 232, Sr,...Barrow leads LSU in tackles with 86 while adding 4.5 tackles for a loss and 1.5 sacks. - LSU football

12/11/2013 - 2013 ALL-SEC SECOND TEAM (COACHES): LB - Lamin Barrow, LSU...Barrow is tops on the team in tackles with 86, including 4.5 tackles for a loss and 1.5 sacks. - LSU football

08/31/2013 - Scouting the LSU run defense: Though the Tigers are young overall on defense, much of the experience they do have will impact the run defense. Tackles Anthony Johnson and Ego Ferguson are the most experienced lineman and the outside linebackers are both seniors. Lamin Barrow was the second-leading tackler last season but got overshadowed by Kevin Minter's remarkable statistics. Speedy Tahj Jones is back after missing everything but the bowl game last season while being academically ineligible. - The Sports Xchange

08/26/2013 - 2013 PRESEASON ALL-SEC SECOND TEAM (COACHES): LB - Lamin Barrow, LSU,...Started all 13 games at will linebacker for the Tigers in 2012 ... Ranked second on the team with 104 total tackles ... Added 7.5 tackles for loss, five QB hurries and five pass breakups ... Recovered a pair of fumbles and forced a fumble ... Had four double-digit tackle games, including 12 in bowl game loss to Clemson. - LSU football

08/21/2013 - PLAYERS TO WATCH IN 2013: LB Lamin Barrow was overshadowed last season as Kevin Minter established himself as the team's MVP while playing middle linebacker. But Barrow was outstanding on the weak side, finishing second to Minter in tackles. - The Sports Xchange

08/21/2013 - TOP LSU PROSPECTS FOR THE 2014 NFL DRAFT: 3. ILB Lamin Barrow (6-1, 232, 4.76)...LSU linebackers have not enjoyed nearly as much success in the NFL as players from other positions but that may be about to change. Barrow, like his former teammate Kevin Minter, broke through with an all-conference caliber junior season in 2012 and leads a position group this year that LSU coaches feel might be the most talented on the roster.

Barrow redshirted in 2009 and saw most of his action as a reserve the next two seasons, appearing in 25 games (two starts) and collecting 35 tackles, including 1.5 for loss. He earned the starting WILL position in 2012, however, and finished second to Barrow, notching 104 tackles, including 7.5 for loss.

Barrow looks the part of a big-time prospect at linebacker. He's possesses broad shoulders and a tapered frame, long arms and is athletic. He is a better athlete than football player, at this point, however, as he fails to wrap his arms securely too often. Barrow isn't the classic hit-lift-drive tackler that Minter was for the Tigers in 2012; he prefers to grab ahold of the ball-carrier and 'rassle them to the ground. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

07/25/2013 - 2013 PRESEASON ALL-SEC SECOND TEAM (MEDIA): LB - Lamin Barrow, LSU (29)...LSU's top returning tackler in 2013 after having a breakout year as a junior with 104 total tackles for the 10-3 Tigers ... With the departure of middle linebacker Kevin Minter to the NFL, will be LSU's leader on defense ... Can play either inside or outside linebacker ... Will be one of the top linebackers in the SEC as a senior in 2013 ... Goes into final season with the Tigers having played in 38 games with 15 starts ... Has recorded 139 tackles and 9.0 tackles for loss in his career. - LSU football

07/17/2013 - 2013 BUTKUS AWARD WATCH LIST: Lamin Barrow, LSU...Barrow is LSU's leading returning tackler after recording 104 total tackles last season, which ranked second to only Kevin Minter. For his career, the Marrero, La., native has racked up 139 tackles and nine tackles for loss. He is also a candidate for the Bednarik Award, which is presented annually to the National Defensive Player of the Year. - LSU football

07/12/2013 - 2013 BEDNARIK AWARD WATCH LIST: LB Lamin Barrow, LSU...Barrow, a native of Marrero, La., is LSU's top returning tackler after racking up 104 total tackles as a junior, which ranked second on the squad. He added 7.5 tackles for loss, five quarterback hurries and five pass breakups. He will assume the leadership role on the defensive side of the ball as a senior after the departure of Kevin Minter. - LSU football

 
Player News
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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