Scouts, Inc. Evaluation
Barr is not going to wow you on film with flash but this blue-collar receiver prospect can move the chains with yards after the catch or the big downfield grab. Has adequate height with a strong, well-built frame and he utilizes it to his advantage. Gets north quickly after the grab and is not afraid to lower the shoulder and take what the defense gives him. Breaks a lot of initial contact displaying good upper-body strength and determination. Demonstrates some deceptive shake in the openfield, can run around or through smaller defensive backs at the high school level. Versatile receiver as he can turn the short grab into a big gain or utilize his stronger frame to create separation on the jump-ball. Shows good high-pointing skills and attacks the football in the air. Has longer arms for his frame and will utilize a subtle push-off. Soundly tracks the deep ball and displays good awareness skills. However, he does lack good overall smoothness and hip-fluidity. Not very sharp out of his breaks as an intermediate route runner and could struggle to create good separation versus faster, more explosive major college corners. Will come down with the difficult grab but at times appears to be more of a body catcher which hinders a smooth/quick transition upfield after the grab. Fast release but top-end speed appears to just be adequate and he will likely have difficulty stretching a defense vertically at the next level and winning the footrace after the catch. Overall, Barr is still a load at the position and we really like the physicality and competitiveness he plays with. Would make a nice No.2 or 3 receiver and has the versatility to play inside or out.