WT- 217 lbs
Recruit- 3 Star
NFL Comp- LeSean McCoy
Games Scouted- Vs UCLA (2017), Vs Mississippi State (2018), Vs Oklahoma State (2018) @ Iowa State (2018).
Injury History- Undisclosed (2017) (-1)
Field Vision: See’s the field well. Hits the correct hole on zone runs. Moves toward open field once out of the hole. Good field vision. Very patient runner, sometimes too patient. 21/24.
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Speed/Athleticism: Shows decent speed. Very athletic. Has the ability to stop and go. Excellent one cut and cut back abilities. 15/18.
Power/Balance: Good power to go through tacklers and good balance to stay prone. Bounces off of defenders often. Always seems to fall forward. 8/12.
Receiving Skills: Good receiving skills. Runs a decent route tree consistently. Good hands in traffic. Excellent catch radius. Can be relied upon to make a catch. 14/15.
Burst/Acceleration: Excellent acceleration once he reaches the open field, lacks the burst hitting the hole. Burst is very subpar. Can stop and go on a dime. 10/13.
Blocking: Very solid blocker. Has the strength and the anchor to take a good position. Intense as a blocker and very difficult to get past. Doesn’t give up. 7/10.
Leadership/Attitude: Hard to get a grasp for these traits on the field. Doesn’t run with a lot of energy, as if it’s a big bore. Interested to see how he would play while turned on. ⅝.
Overall: Alex Barnes looks like he could be a dependable back in the right offense in the NFL. Being a good vision runner helps tremendously, and having the tools to be a good receiver too will allow him to transition to the next level with ease. 80/100.
Very intelligent guy. Handles himself with the media very professionally. Seems to be a good teammate. Comes in, does his work. (+3).
Career: 35 Games, 458 Att, 2616 Yds, 5.7 Avg, 25 TDs, 25 Rec, 223 Yds, 8.9 Avg.