December 7, 2023

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Shaq Barrett: An Attacking Pass Rusher Who Can Hold The Run

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The former Bronco was a standout as a reserve, a spot starter, a fan favorite, and often referred to as poor man’s Von Miller.

The former 2013 Mountain West Defensive Player of the Year appeared in 61 games, over the past four seasons, for the Broncos despite being in a reserve role behind Von Miller, Shane Ray, and Bradley Chubb while starting in 15 games.

During that time he racked up:

  • 137 Tackles
  • 25 Tackles for a loss
  • 14 Sacks
  • 35 Qb Hits
  • 7 Forced Fumbles

What are we getting in Shaq Barrett?

A pass rusher that has great hand placement, instincts, and hustle. Manages to be around the ball often and is a strong finisher. His measurables don’t pop off the charts, but show up on film. He can maneuver through blockers and is disciplined vs the run. Has a trademark rip move and a knack for stripping the ball.


Overall a great value pick up with high potential ceiling.

He is a solid player that will fit perfectly into a Todd Bowles’ defensive system. He can really get after the QB and is not a liability vs the run just don’t expect him to drop back into man coverage. Barrett is a solid grab snagging this young talent playing behind all-pro and first-round picks that wanted an opportunity to start somewhere. Bucs may regret not signing longer than 1-year when he shines.

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