Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Cody Barton

Outside linebacker
School: Utah | Conference: PAC 12
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-2.5 / 237 | 40: 4.64 | DRAFT YR:2019

Rankings

Grade
3.16
Projected Round
FA
Pos: 
Nice-sized linebacker who comes off a terrific combine workout. Plays nasty, aggressive football and attacks ball carriers but stays with assignments. Breaks down well, sells out on the blitz and displays outstanding instincts. Has fluid change-of-direction skills and sells out to make plays.
Neg: 
Stiff and slow in his backpedal and in reverse. Does not play to his 40 time. Marginally effective on the blitz, does not show speed in pursuit and has an average closing burst.
Analysis: 
Barton is a tough, hard-hitting linebacker with good instincts, but he plays like a marginal athlete despite his combine numbers. If he's able to transfer his athleticism onto the football field and really improve his play in pass coverage, Barton will have a career at the next level.