Height/Weight: 6’1″/251 lbs.
Age: 25/Experience: 4
Nobody is sure what you will get with Antwan Barnes, or at least that’s a recent Sun article’s premise. If you look at Barnes, he seems to have what it takes to get it done. And at moments, he does get it done. Other moments, he doesn’t get it done. Truth is, Barnes does not get a ton of playing time behind Sizzle, but he will play in every game. In 2009, he had 2 sacks and a pick. The pick was huge against the San Diego Chargers. He registered sacks in 2 big wins in December. But 20 tackles all season, especially with as many games that Sizzle was hurt? That’s not cutting it.
2010 Outlook: I get the impression that Barnes will play as much as Barnes performs. While his primary position is behind Suggs, it appears that the Ravens will try to get him snaps. Case in point, he had a huge disruptive game against Carolina in the preseason opener. Next thing you know, Barnes is getting snaps along side of Suggs. With an aging linebacking corps, it’s up to Barnes to establish himself amongst some of these young upstarts.