Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Mike Barton

Inside LineBacker
School: Arizona | Conference: PAC 12
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-0 / 230 | 40: 4.79 | DRAFT YR:2017

Rankings

Grade
3.00
Projected Round
FA
Bio: 
Two-year starter who transferred to Arizona for the 2016 season after graduating from Cal. Made 65 tackles (eight for loss) with three sacks in his lone season with the Wildcats. Earned Honorable Mention All-Pac-12 honors as a sophomore in 2014, making 80 tackles (7.5 for loss) with 1.5 sacks. Played nine games off the bench during his junior season and made 24 total tackles, missing four games with a knee injury.
Pos: 
Small but explosive linebacker who displays three-down ability. Fluid moving laterally, breaks down well and shows a burst pursuing the action. Effectively diagnoses plays, sells out on the blitz and chases the action hard. Gets depth on pass drops, quickly changes direction and is smooth moving in reverse. Shows a solid burst to the action and explosiveness at the point of attack.
Neg: 
Moderately productive last season and was never a consistent starter in college. Struggles getting off blocks and more of a run-and-chase linebacker.
Analysis: 
Barton watched his game take off last season and offers potential as a third-down specialist or nickel linebacker with the ability to play special teams.