Data Scout Notes: 2012: NA...2012 TSX Preseason Breakout Star...2011: NA...2010: NA
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Draft Scout Archibald Barnes News
08/30/12 - Top five Vanderbilt prospects for the 2013 NFL Draft: 5. OLB Archibald Barnes...As a child growing up in a military home, Barnes switched schools and ultimately positions often enough that he wasn't an especially highly regarded recruit despite possessing a nice combination of size and athleticism. He was a standout wide receiver when playing wide receiver for Alexander Patch American high school in Germany but saw more time at safety, outside linebacker and quarterback upon transferring to Berkley Prep in Tampa, Florida. As such, when he arrived at Vanderbilt Barnes was a work in progress, seeing most of his time on special teams in 2009-10 after redshirting in 2008. In his first two seasons of action for the Commodores, Barnes had registered a total of 26 tackles, including one tackle for loss and a forced fumble. Pushed into starting duty a season ago due to injuries, Barnes responded nicely. While still rough around the edges, he improved as the season went on, developing into one of the few Commodores' defensive players that opponents had to be wary of. Barnes played in all 13 games (starting the final nine) and registered 59 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, three forced fumbles and two interceptions, one of which he returned for a school-record 100 yards for a touchdown against Tyler Bray and Tennesssee. He also blocked a kick versus Cincinnati and enjoyed arguably his best all-around game versus Wake Forest in the Liberty Bowl, registering a team-high 10 tackles. Rangy and athletic, Barnes certainly looks the part of a developmental prospect. The fact that he's flashed explosive hitting ability, as well as intriguing ball skills, could push a team towards taking a flyer on his upside during the 2013 draft's final few rounds. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
08/29/12 - VANDERBILT BREAKOUT STAR: LB Archibald Barnes - Seems weird to be referring to a redshirt senior in this vein, but Barnes clearly established a new level of play last year when asked to replace the injured Tristan Strong. Starting the last nine games, Barnes finished with 59 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, two sacks and six passes defended. Barnes also picked off two passes at Tennessee Nov. 19, returning the second one 100 yards for a second half touchdown. He finished the season with 10 tackles in a Liberty Bowl loss to Cincinnati. - The Sports Xchange