4/26/21: For his development as a football player, Barmore should have gone back to school, but he could still be a first-round pick in 2021 NFL Draft given his rare pass-rush ability. Barmore is not as well-rounded or polished as other recent Alabama defensive tackles like Quinnen Williams, Jonathan Allen or Da'Ron Payne. Some sources say Barmore needs to mature and show more consistent effort on a down-by-down basis. Those concerns were only reinforced by his disappointing pro-day performance.
Barmore had a mixed 2020 season for Alabama. On the positive side, he demonstrated the ability to be a dangerous interior pass rusher. On the negative side, his run defense and physicality were lacking. Some team evaluators felt if Barmore had gone back to school to become a better run defender and develop into a more well-rounded player, he could have been high first-round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft. Late in the season though, including the playoff games against Notre Dame and Ohio State, Barmore showed improvement in run defense and things seemed to be clicking for him in both phases. Barmore is a fast, athletic interior pass rusher who is a dangerous quarterback hunter.
9/5/20: Barmore flashed ability as part of Alabama's rotation in 2019. It was only his redshirt freshman season, so he could easily be primed to break out in 2020 or 2021. Barmore has good size with length at the point of attack to go along with quickness and athleticism. He could be the next Alabama interior lineman who becomes an early-round prospect, similar to Quinnen Williams, Da'Ron Payne, Jonathan Allen and Raekwon Davis among others.