Draft Profile: BioTyler Baron from Knoxville Catholic High School was rated a 4-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 4-star grade by 247 Sports. After high school, Baron joined Tennessee after being heavily recruited.
In 2020 as a freshman Baron saw action in 10 games and played a total of 250 snaps for the Volunteers. He recorded 16 tackles, 3 assists, while adding 12 stops. As a pass rusher, he added 3 total pressures, which included 2 QB hurries, no QB hits, and one sack on the season.
As a sophomore for the Volunteers in 2021 Baron played in 13 games and took part in 433 snaps for the Volunteers. He recorded 11 tackles, 11 assists, while adding 9 stops. As a pass rusher, he chalked up 32 total pressures, and 23 QB hurries, 3 QB hits, and 6 sacks during the year.
In 2022 as a junior Baron played in 12 games and contributed on 391 snaps. He recorded 14 tackles, 2 assists while making 12 stops. As a pass rusher, he produced 27 total pressures, which included 19 QB hurries, 5 QB hits, and 3 sacks on the year.
Scouting Report: Strengths
- Baron has the strong core and powerful hands to shed blockers, and Baron shows excellent instincts with the ability to quickly locate the ball.
- His spin move is already NFL-caliber, and he displays a very good motor.
- He has ideal length as an edge rusher, with room to add more weight onto his frame.
- Baron has the classic frame and long arms with some explosion, power and ability to close.
- As a pass rusher, he shows quickness off the line and has the fluid athleticism and flexibility to bend the edge.
- Challenges inside with quickness and strong hands. Run-and-chase defender who can leave a mark.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
- Baron struggles to shed blockers and doesn’t show ideal lateral movement skills. He also needs to make better use of his length and hands in the pass rush.
- While Baron has violent hands, he uses them too inconsistently. Baron tends to let blockers get into his chest, and he’ll waste time hand fighting due to a limited array of pass rush moves.
- Rarely the first player off the snap, even when lined up over the ball, but his length, effort and short-area quickness still pressures double teams and helps penetrate gaps.
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