Dec 31, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Clemson Tigers running back Andre Ellington (23) runs the ball past LSU Tigers linebacker Lamin Barrow (57) in the first half during the Chick-fil-A Bowl at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports
Weight: 235 pounds
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Scouting Report/Player Notes
Barrow may be an even better LB prospect coming out than Kevin Minter was last year as a junior, and he was picked by the Cardinals in the 2nd round. Barrow isn’t nearly as polished, but he is a heck of an athlete who put together an excellent junior season. He finished the 2012 season with 104 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss, five passes broken up, and a forced fumble. This guy makes plays all over the field and has great speed and pursuit. He never seems to give up on a play. Barrow is a very athletic linebacker who has good size for the WILL LB position at the next level, and appears to have the ideal skill set as well.
He has a good frame and while he’s not the prettiest tackler, he finds a way to get guys on the ground. Needs to do a better job of wrapping up ball carriers consistently, and can occasionally take too many gambles. As athletic as he is, it’s not a surprise to see him take a lot of chances on big hits. I think he is a solid day two prospect heading into his senior season with a chance to up his stock even further.
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Career Highlights (via LSU athletics site)
LSU’s top returning tackler in 2013 after having a breakout year as a junior with 104 total tackles for the 10-3 Tigers … With the departure of middle linebacker Kevin Minter to the NFL, will be LSU’s leader on defense … Can play either inside or outside linebacker … Will be one of the top linebackers in the SEC as a senior in 2013 … Goes into final season with the Tigers having played in 38 games with 15 starts … Has recorded 139 tackles and 9.0 tackles for loss in his career.