Alex Barnes, RB, Kansas State #34

6003, 226, 4.59


Notes: From Pittsburg, KS. Redshirted in 2015. Saw action in 11 games at running back and on special teams, rushed for 442 yards on 56 carries (7.9 avg.) and 6 touchdowns in 2016. Started all 13 games, rushed 146-819-7 (5.6 avg.), caught 5-29 and completed 1-of-1 passes for 3 yards and a TD in 2017. Team co-captain, started all 12 games, rushed 256-1,355-12 (5.3 avg.) and caught 20-194 in 2018. Combine – 34 reps, 38.5-inch vertical jump, 10-6 broad jump, 4.10 short shuttle and 6.95 three-cone drill.

Positives: Impressive testing athlete with outstanding strength and jumping ability. Can go up and over in short yardage. Good vision and burst. Quick feet. Can stop and start and change directions well. Generally runs with his shoulder square and always working upfield. Breaks tackles. Can catch the ball and pickup the blitz.

Negatives: Runs a bit too upright at times. Lacks elite long speed. A little stiff in the hips. Needs to improve on pass protection.

Summary: Not truly magical, but pretty solid in all phases.

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