New England Patriots: Five Potential Targets in Upcoming Draft


Published: April 22, 2009


... Barwin, a three-position player from Cincy, is the perfect fit for the team.

With a middle first-round pick and three second-round picks, the Patriots have a great possibility to land a goldmine of young talent.

Connor Barwin, outside linebacker/defensive end/tight end, Cincinnati

The basics: Standing at 6-foot-3 and tipping the scales at 256 pounds, Barwin boasts pretty good speed for his size. The Cincinnati senior's official 40-yard dash time was a 4.66.

In his 2008 season, Barwin had 53 tackles and 11 sacks in 14 games for the Cincinnati Bearcats.

Strengths: Barwin is praised as a player with outstanding athleticism with quick speed. His first step is not only quick but huge. He is a relentless defensive player and has great work ethic. He boasts great awareness, intensity, and intelligence.

After moving to defensive end as a senior in 2008, Barwin earned first-team All-B...

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