<Didn't Barner say, "Give me 18 inches of daylight that's all I need"?
I think it was him.>
Personally, I think Barner was a Louisiana Purchase type steal. Over 2,000 yards offense in one year of D1 college football doesn't happen by accident. The man averaged over 6 yards per carry and 11 yards per reception for his career at Oregon.
Kids got it, we all gonna be witnesses.
Problem is he did well at the D1 level based on a one dimensional skill set. He is really really fast and has great acceleration. HE just ran to the outside and beat everyone.
However a lot of the stuff he does isn't suited for the NFL and the speed obviously picks up at this level.
He is not listed as a good pass blocker, he doesn't break tackles, he has fumbling issues and lacks raw strength. Also some question his catching technique. Our coaches will have a lot to develop with this kid if he is going to be a serious part of the game plan.
I'd love to see what he can do on screens and out of the backfield but I just can't imagine it being more than a few touches.
Having said that, if he can gain 10+ on any of his touches fans will be going nuts for this guy