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2019 NFL Draft

Alex Bars

G/Notre Dame

  • C
    6.40
    Projection
    Round 6-UFA
  • YearRS Senior
  • Height6-6
  • Weight312
  • Hand9 ⅜
  • Arm32
  • 40-yard5.30
  • BenchN/A
  • VerticalN/A
  • BroadN/A
  • 3-coneN/A
  • 20-yardN/A
  • 60-yardN/A

    Strong Points: Three-year starter who spent time at guard and tackle, playing both on the right and left sides. Good toughness and competitiveness. Added a lot of strength last season. Adequate athlete for the position. Improved as both a run and pass blocker. Team co-captain. Good hand use.

    Weak Points: After showing great improvement in his play last season, he suffered a serious knee injury in Game Five, missing the rest of the season. It's not known at this time if he will be ready to play by training camp. In 2017, he lacked strength, spent too much time on the ground.

    The Way We See It: A fifth-year senior and a three-year starter, Bars has starting experience at both guard and tackle and has played on both the right and left sides. Really worked hard last offseason to get stronger and prepare for the 2018 season. Played much better, was able to get movement with his run blocks. Has limitations but can be a quality backup who can play two positions. His medical will be important to determine if/when he gets drafted. Late pick-to-free agent, depending on the medical.

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