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check out Kenjon Barner's game vs. USC; 321 yards, 5 tds.


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#25 SOJA

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 06:32 PM

I too don't want to be buzz killington, but he really doesn't seem like anything special to me. I would be happy if I were wrong, but when you watch the elite RB's run in college, you can just tell there is something special about them. Yes Barner is fast but he doesn't seem as shifty or elusive as many other RBs in the league. When you watch AP, stewie, D-will, MJD, or even someone small like darren sproles, you see them run and they look like they can make anyone miss either with a juke or a truck move. the way in which he runs it seems as soon as contact is made he is going to go down. 

 

I hope I'm wrong, I just think there is a reason he dropped to round 6. 

 

 

 

this. I can't quite explain why, but I really didn't feel his highlights were THAT great. He didn't have the break away speed I expected or the shiftiness. 

 

Also USC's defense should be ashamed at watching that tape, my god did they look bad. 



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Posted 06 July 2013 - 07:19 PM

Seems like he will be a good 3rd down back, can catch and do some option stuff as a change of pace.  I am actually more impressed by Oregon's O-line in the clip, Long destroyed his guy pretty much every play.



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Posted 06 July 2013 - 07:23 PM

beef up the offensive line and this guy will do fine for years... as a sixth round pick... you know, the way you're supposed to build a football team in 2013



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Posted 06 July 2013 - 07:30 PM

Chip Kelly > Amanti Coffin

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 07:54 PM

We finally have our scat back!

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 08:01 PM

It almost seems like fans were expecting a D-Will clone. That's not who Barner is as a player. He was drafted to The Panthers because of his vision, efficiency in movement, versatility and playmaking abilities in the open field. He may not appear amazingly elusive, agile and fast but Barner didn't amass that many yards just because every defense he faced was horrible. If that were the case, then why aren't fans in here questioning Marqise Lee and his year in the PAC-10.

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 08:52 AM

Holy upright running.

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 01:31 PM

Some things I noticed in this video and other videos of his I've watched:

-Excellent vision, sees things happening that are not directly in his line of vision.

-Doesn't often lose yardage.

-Very efficient in movement, doesn't make a lot of unnecessary cuts that hurt momentum.

-Patience, willing to let the blocking develop and see what the play is giving him.

-Needs space to operate, has trouble when the defense is on top of him.

 

yep. saw a lot of the same thing.

 

and sure, he runs upright but when you see him running, he always scanning the field. i don't see this as a negative at all for the type of player he is and the things he's capable of doing. he's the kind of guy who will have a high ypa, but it will be because he will have a 15 yard run after quite a few 1 yard runs. he's also the guy who is always a threat to take it to the endzone, regardless of where he is on the field. all he needs is a little space and the guy is gone.

 

i see him having probably equal amounts carries and receptions, quite a few carries less than the other ball carriers, but equal or more TDs. he's a big play/scoring threat player who can line up anywhere and who will be requiring special attention from defenses any time he's on the field.



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Posted 08 July 2013 - 02:03 PM

I think it's great that our 6th round pick actually has a highlite video..........worth watching.