Mid-Level Starter Potential
Michael Barrett's overall athleticism and versatility make him a valuable prospect. His ability to play multiple roles in the linebacker position, coupled with his agility and speed, are significant strengths. However, his tackling technique and difficulty in handling agile running backs are areas that need improvement. His projected draft status as an undrafted free agent reflects these mixed attributes. His overall player rating, considering the detailed grading scale, suggests he is in the range of 'Low-Level Starter Potential' to 'Mid-Level Starter Potential' (55-64), indicating he could develop into a solid contributor at the NFL level with further refinement in technique and consistency.
PLAYSTYLE & SCHEME FIT
Michael Barrett is noted for his versatility as a linebacker, capable of impacting the line of scrimmage off the edge and adept at dropping back into coverage. He is particularly effective in man coverage against tight ends and running backs. His best fit is in a 4-3 or 4-2-5 defense, where he can be used as a hybrid linebacker, operating both in the box and in coverage.