The Bucs could use some youth on the inside of their defensive line. Ndamukong Suh is hitting free agency, and even if Suh is kept around, Tampa Bay could use a tackle to rotate with him and Vita Vea. Barmore would be a great fit because he is a tremendous interior pass rusher, so he could help keep Suh and Vea fresh by taking reps in the sub package. Watching and learning from Suh and Vea would help Barmore's development as a run defender, and in a few years, the Bucs could have a young stud tackle in Barmore.
Barmore recorded 37 tackles, eight sacks, three forced fumbles and three passes batted in 2020. He was a dangerous interior pass rusher capable of putting consistent heat on the quarterback. His run defense, however, needs work for the NFL. Barmore flashed ability as part of Alabama's rotation in 2019, recording 26 tackles and two sacks. It was only his redshirt freshman season, so he could develop and become more well-rounded as he gains experience.
Some team sources are high on Barmore, while others want to see him become a more well-rounded player and a better run defender before they project him to be a high first-rounder. Hence, he might end up being more of a mid-first-round pick. The 6-foot-5, 310-pound Barmore has good size with length at the point of attack to go along with quickness and athleticism, so if he works out well he could rise.
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