10-13-2010, 01:09 AM
LSU OT Joseph Barksdale has a lot to offer an NFL team from an athletic standpoint. He looks like a coordinated tackle who can bend, has some range on his kick-slide and can reach defenders off his frame in the run game. However, the guy doesnít exhibit much pop on contact, lacks any kind of real punch to his game and just gives off some really soft/finesse vibes to his game. I have since talked to a scout in the region who said he just isnít a real tough kid and to me he just seems like a guy who will have a tough time handling the overall physicality/rigors of the NFL.