Kahlif Barnes: A Closer Look

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Published: March 15, 2009


... to a one year deal.  I thought it would be fun to take a closer look at the Raiders' new lineman.

Drafted in the 2005 NFL Draft as the 52nd player taken by the Jaguars, Kahlif Barnes started the last 12 regular season games as a rookie.  Coming out in the 2005 NFL Draft, Scouts.com had the 6'5" 325 lb lineman ranked as the 19th best player in the 2005 Draft and had him rated the second best offensive tackle in the draft, behind Alex Barron.

Scouts.com had this to say about the big tackle's positives coming out of college, where he was considered the best football player on his team:

"Big, athletic lineman soaring up the draft boards.  Sets with a wide base, works to bend his knees and keeps his feet moving throughout the action.  Quick off of the snap and a solid position blocker who seals the running lanes.  Patient, makes good use of blocking angles and powerful at the point.  Jolts defenders with hand punch and controls them onc...

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