Post-Draft Outlook: A closer look at the Texans' picks: Round 2/46 -- Connor Barwin, DE, 6-4, 256, Cincinnati...He was arguably one of the most versatile athletes in the draft. He played both offensive (tight end) and defensive for the Bearcats, recording 12 sacks and 17 tackles for losses as a senior. He wowed scouts at the Combine, managing a 40 1/2-inch vertical leap and running the 40 in 4.59 seconds. He will play with his hand down as a quarterback-dogging defensive end, probably backing up Mario Williams. - by The Sports Xchange
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Draft Scout Connor Barwin News
04/01/17 - OLB Connor Barwin was a second-wave free agency addition to the Rams, but brings with him a level of production that should fit perfectly with new defensive coordinator Wade Phillips. Barwin has been a productive player at outside linebacker in a 3-4 scheme, but slumped last year when move to defensive end in a 4-3.
That, coupled with the Eagles' need to free up money to help add weapons and protection to young quarterback Carson Wentz led to Barwin being cut loose. Barwin had 26.5 sacks from 2013-15 with the Eagles in the 3-5 but only five playing in the 4-3 last season. He is especially looking forward to reuniting with Phillips, who coached him two seasons in Houston. "Wade did a lot for me in the two years I was with Houston," Barwin said. "He taught me so much about being a pro, enjoying being around the game every single day and he really elevated my game as a pass rusher."
03/09/17 - DE Connor Barwin was released by the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday. Barwin came to Philadelphia as an outside linebacker in 2013, signing a six-year, $36 million deal as an unrestricted free agent. Playing left outside linebacker in a 3-4 defense, Barwin recorded a career-best 14.5 sacks with 64 total tackles in 2014. Barwin started all 64 regular-season games in his four years with the Eagles and leaves Philadelphia tied for 13th in team history with 31.5 sacks.
12/14/15 - OLB Connor Barwin continues to be an iron man. He played all but four defensive snaps Sunday. His nearly 900 snaps are more than any other 3-4 outside linebacker in the league.
11/18/15 - OLB Connor Barwin (quad) didn't practice Wednesday, but was jogging and is expected to play Sunday.
12/14/14 - LB Connor Barwin now has 14 1/2 sacks and DE Vinny Curry has nine after each recorded one Sunday. As bad as the secondary has been, the Eagles' front seven has become one of the best in the NFL. Not only did Philadelphia get good pressure much of the night, but it also held the NFL's leading rusher, Dallas RB DeMarco Murray, to just 2.6 yards per carry.