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Name: Kalon Barnes - Position: CB

Height: 6'0" - Weight: 186

School: Baylor

Analyst : Lucas VanDenBroek

Great long speed. 

Good football IQ. 

Good hand fighting and active hands during the rep. 

Solid tackler, willingly helped in the run game.

Played a lot of bail to make up for his rigid hips and poor burst. 

Poor ball skills.

Man Coverage Skills Zone Coverage Skills Ball Skills Tackling Versatility
Competitive Toughness Functional Athleticism  Football IQ Run Defending Length
6/15 7.5/15 4/10 7/10 1/5
4/5 8/15 10/15 3/5 2.5/5

Games Watched: 2021 Oklahoma, 2021 Oklahoma State (Big XII Championship), 2021 Ole Miss

Kalon Barnes primarily lined up as outside corner. He is a track and field runner and has great long speed which helps him cover deep passes. This is his athletic limit though, as his hips are pretty stiff and he struggles changing direction quickly. This especially hurts him in man coverage and forced Baylor to call a lot of bail to make up for his athletic limitations. He is a smart player as well and is decent at diagnosing the play and his man quickly, but struggles with ball tracking and generally playing the ball. This helped his zone coverage, but his burst and agility still aren’t great. He is a tough and competitive corner. Barnes often made catches difficult and was a willing contributor in the run game with solid tackling form. Barnes will likely be stuck as depth at the cornerback role due to his athletic and scheme limitations. He should be a good special teamer for a few seasons.

 

53/100

Late Day 3 – Practice Squad Candidate