Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Alex Barnes

Running back
School: Kansas State | Conference: BIG 12
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-0.5 / 226 | 40: 4.59 | DRAFT YR:2019

Rankings

Grade
3.23
Projected Round
FA
Pos: 
Strong, downhill runner who shows a lot of quickness. Patient, waits for blocks to develop and effectively uses them. Powerful in his lower body, picks up a lot of yardage off initial contact and drags defenders for yards at a time. Displays vision, finds the open lanes and runs with authority. Consistently runs north/south. Effectively gets out in front and blocks when necessary.
Neg: 
Lacks the speed and agility necessary to turn the perimeter. Runs with a bit of an upright style. Average pass catcher out of the backfield.
Analysis: 
On film, Barnes is a productive downhill runner who consistently picks up difficult yardage. He ran surprisingly fast times in the three-cone and short shuttle during the combine, which leads me to believe he can be used outside the tackles. He has the makings of a late-round choice as a rotational ball carrier and can be the third back on the depth chart.