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Christian Barmore 2021 NFL Draft Profile

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The 2021 NFL Draft will be a great event for teams to start building for their future. Here is the Christian Barmore 2021 NFL Draft Profile.

Christian Barmore Background

Position: Defensive Line

Size: 6-foot-5, 310 pounds

Class: Redshirt Sophomore

2020 stats: 37 total tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss, 8.0 sacks, 3 passes defended, 3 forced fumbles

Barmore played just two seasons at Alabama, but accomplished a lot. After his two seasons on the field for the Crimson Tide, Barmore declared for the 2021 NFL Draft.

Before going to Alabama, Barmore was one of the best defensive linemen in high school, which he played in Philadelphia. In his first year on campus, he redshirted. The 2019 season, presented the first chance for Barmore to see the field and he didn’t disappoint. He finished the year with 26 total tackles, 6.0 tackles for loss and 2.0 sacks. Alabama won the Citrus Bowl over Michigan to end that season. In 2020, Barmore had 37 total tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss and 8.0 sacks. His play helped Alabama go undefeated and win the National Championship.

While his career was relatively short at Alabama, Barmore made a huge impact. Due to his good play, Barmore is a projected first round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Strengths

Christian Barmore 2021 NFL Draft Profile
Christian Barmore

Barmore has great size for an interior defensive lineman at 6-foot-5 and 310 pounds. This allows him to play 3-4 defensive end or 4-3 defensive tackle. With that, he can play several different techniques along the defensive line. He also has good length to go along with his size, which will help him battle in the trenches.

His pass-rushing is really refined for an interior player. If he is able to get in one on one situations, Barmore has a wide array of moves to beat his man. Specifically, he has good rip and swim moves that give offensive linemen fits. His eight sacks in 2020 were no fluke and he will continue to push the pocket, as well as get to the quarterback at the next level.

He has very powerful hands, which helps him disengage blocks. Barmore punches very well, with good placement. Because of his good length, it makes the work with his hands even more effective. He will win hand fights with NFL offensive linemen at a regular rate.

Weaknesses

At times, Barmore can play with too high of a pad level. When he plays too high, he loses all of his leverage and power. While he has good strength, it doesn’t matter in these situations because players with less strength, but more leverage can win the rep. The end result sees Barmore pushed backwards on running plays and being stifled on pass rushes.

Barmore does not have the greatest explosiveness or burst. He isn’t the fastest off of the line of scrimmage, which hampers the rest of his rep. Barmore has decent movement skills, but they could be even more effective if he were more explosive and kept his leverage.

He is not very flexible. This isn’t the biggest issue, as he plays inside and doesn’t need to bend around the edge, but with more flexibility he could win more of his matchups. His terrific hand fighting and pass rush moves more than make up for his lack of flexibility.

Projected Draft Range: First Round Pick-Second Round Pick

 

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