2014 NFL Draft Prospect Profile: Calvin Barnett, DT, Oklahoma State Cowboys

Nov 10, 2012; Stillwater OK, USA; West Virginia Mountaineers quarterback Geno Smith (12) is tackled by Oklahoma State Cowboys defensive tackle Calvin Barnett (99) during the first quarter at Boone Pickens Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Rowe-USA TODAY Sports

Height: 6’2″

Weight: 300 pounds

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Scouting Report/Player Notes

Former US Army All-American coming out of high school and highly touted recruit who ended up playing his first two seasons of college football at a junior college, where he was a 2nd team All-American in 2011. Barnett burst onto the scene as a junior at Oklahoma State, racking up 30 tackles, nine tackles for loss, and a sack. Those numbers earned him the 2012 Big 12 Defensive Newcomer of the Year award and 1st team All-Big 12 honors from the coaches. There is not a lot of film out there on Barnett yet, but he is a player with a wide 6’2″ 300 pound body who can penetrate and make plays in the backfield. He is a big, strong defensive tackle prospect who has good quickness off the snap. He could be the first defensive tackle from Oklahoma State to earn All-Conference honors twice in his career since the early 1990s.

Career Highlights (via Oklahoma State athletics site)

2012 Big 12 Defensive Newcomer of the Year
2012 First-Team All-Big 12, Coaches
2012 Second-Team All-Big 12, Associated Press

Turned in an impressive first season at OSU, holding down the middle of the defensive line … Should be in line for a big senior season in 2013 and figures to be one of the Big 12 Conference’s top defenders … Will try to become OSU’s first two-time all-conference defensive lineman since Stacey Satterwhite in 1990 and 1991.

2012 (Junior): Was a consistent defender in the middle of the Cowboy defensive line … Started every game … Ended the season with 30 tackles, including 24 solos … His 8.0 tackles for loss led OSU … Had five tackles at Arizona in his first career road start and four in the win over West Virginia … Credited with three tackles against Kansas, Texas and Baylor and two against Louisiana, Iowa State, Texas Tech and Oklahoma … Had a quarterback sack for an eight-yard loss against Tech … Had a tackle for a loss against Savannah State, Arizona, Texas, Kansas State, West Virginia (1.5), Texas Tech, Baylor and Purdue … Finished 12th in the Big 12 in tackles for loss (0.69 per game).

Junior College: Played at Navarro CC, where he was coached by Nick Bobeck … Logged 35 tackles (20 solo) from the interior of the defensive line in 2011 … Posted two sacks, five tackles for loss, two forced fumbles and three fumbles recovered as a sophomore … Recorded 16 tackles (four solo), two tackles for loss and a fumble recovery as a freshman playing for Navarro’s NJCAA-champion squad in 2010 … A 2011 second-team NJCAA All-American who was one of the top defensive line recruits in the nation during his high school days at Tulsa Washington.

Stats

Calvin Barnett defensive stats via CFBStats.com

Video Highlights (via YouTube)

Topics: 2014 Nfl Draft, Calvin Barnett, Football, Oklahoma State Cowboys

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