Draft Profile: BioJahdae Barron from Pflugerville Connally High School was rated a 3-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 4-star grade by 247 Sports. Following high school, Barron opted to join Texas after being heavily recruited.
In 2020 as a freshman Barron saw action in just 3 games and played a total of 55 snaps at cornerback for the Longhorns. He recorded just 2 tackles, no assists, while adding 2 stops. In coverage Barron notched up no pass breakups, no interceptions, and QB rating when targetted of 56.3.
As a sophomore in 2021 he played in 9 games and logged 226 snaps for the Longhorns. He made 15 tackles, 2 assists, and had 9 stops. In coverage he totaled 4 pass breakups, no interceptions, and QB rating when targetted of 62.1.
In 2022 as a junior Barron played in 12 games and contributed on 653 snaps. He chalked up solid 56 tackles, 12 assists, and added 31 stops. In the secondary Barron forced one pass breakup, 2 interceptions, and gave up QB rating when targetted of 62.8. He also logged 6 total pressures, and 2 sacks on the year
In 2023 as a senior Barron saw action in 5 games while playing 161 snaps. He logged 18 tackles, 2 assists, and made 10 stops. In coverage Barron had one pass breakup, one interception, and surrendered QB rating when targetted of 60.6.
Scouting Report: Strengths
- Shows good instincts when facing the action in zone coverage, and Barron has solid ball skills.
- Great on route recognition and has click-and-close ability
- Can get up on the line of scrimmage and deliver a solid punch early in routes, then use that quickness to shadow, or back off and close quickly when the ball comes out
- Barron has good size and is a fluid mover, capable of mirroring quickness underneath
- Can track the ball downfield and gets his head around when playing in a trail position, and he shows excellent ball skills when breaking on a route. He’s a plus tackler in run support as well.
- He’s also very good in zone coverage, showing a great understanding of routes and the ability to close quickly.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
- Tends to play conservatively and give too much cushion when playing off.
- Barron runs well, but Barron doesn’t have elite recovery speed.
- The majority of the time last season, he was able to physically overwhelm opposing receivers early in the down, a scenario that won’t play out as often against NFL receivers.
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