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A two-year starter at LSU who earned second-team All-SEC honors as a senior, Barrow projects as a special teams ace at the professional level with the ability to contribute in some situations defensively. Without the ideal weight to be an every-down linebacker, he will need to rely on his agility and speed to be a difference-maker. Barrow led the Tigers in tackles as a senior, racking up 91 stops to go with seven pass breakups, seven QB hurries and four fumble recoveries. He did run well at the NFL combine, clocking in at 4.64 seconds on the 40-yard dash - the third-fastest time for a linebacker. He also had one of the best broad jumps among prospects at the position, showing his terrific athleticism. What's holding Barrow back is his small frame, which will allow opposing linemen to block him out of the play. There are also concerns about his instincts, as he often allowed a play to develop before attacking the ball carrier. He had the speed to make up for those periodically delayed reactions in college, but that could prove to be his downfall in the NFL. That is why many believe Barrow's future may be as a gunner on punt and kickoff coverage teams, where he won't need to read the play but instead can use his speed to his advantage. Barrow projects as a fifth- or sixth-round pick.