Cody Barton, ILB, Utah #30

6021, 230, 4.77

Notes: From Salt Lake City, UT. Played safety and tight end in high school. Older brother, Jackson, also played for the Utes. Played in 12 games on special teams, with 7 tackles, in 2015. Played in 11 games with 5 starts at rover, missing final 2 games due to injury, recorded 66 tackles, 8.5 tackles-for-loss, 1 sacks and 3 pass breakups in 2016. Played in all 13 games with 4 starts, had 45 tackles, 4.5 TFL, 4 sacks, 1 PBU and 3 fumble recoveries in 2017. Started all 14 games at middle linebacker, led Utah with 116 tackles, 10.5 TFL, 4 sacks, 1 interception, 7 PBU and 1 forced fumble in 2018. Co-captain as senior.

Positives: Good play recognition. Solid tackler. Above-average range. Shows good feel on pass defense. Flashes as a blitzer. Plays hard. Very focused and intense.

Negatives: No truly outstanding physical characteristic. Average change of direction and open-field athleticism.

Summary: Has a chance to make a team as a backup and special teamer.

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