Name: Ty Barrett
School and hometown: Skyline High School in Dallas, Texas.
Position: Barrett plays left tackle in high school, but is most likely a right tackle prospect at the next level.
Height and weight: 6'4 and 300 pounds
Ratings: Barrett is a consensus three-star prospect in the 247Sports composite rankings and the no. 31 offensive tackle nationally by those rankings. He's also the no. 44 player in the state of Texas.
Offers: The Skyline product holds offers from Arizona State, Baylor, Central Florida, Duke, Houston, Kentucky, Kansas State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Rice, SMU, TCU, Texas Tech, Washington State, and West Virginia.
Highlights: Barrett's junior highlights are available on Hudl.
The first good sign for Barrett in terms of his ability to continue playing outside in college is that he plays left tackle at Skyline for a program that competes at the highest level of Texas football, meaning that Barrett faces strong competition and has to deal with some legitimate edge rushers.
In pass protection, Barrett can lean a little bit at times and doesn't have elite height and length for the position, but his overall ability to kick step quickly and get his big body moving is good enough to project him as a right tackle in college. At times, he can set in his cylinder and shows the base to absorb bull rushes from opponents with a good punch.
As a run blocker, the fact that the Skyline tackles appear to play exclusively out of a two-point stance doesn't help Barrett in terms of his pad level and ability to come off the ball low and hard. It's an area in which he could stand to improve, though it doesn't appear that he lacks the hip and ankle flexibility to sink, then roll through his hips, it's just hard for any offensive lineman out of that particular stance.
At the second level, Barrett can track and get his hands on smaller defenders, though he typically ends up screen them rather than getting good hand placement, keeping his legs driving, and ending plays with pancakes. In the zone game, his quick feet allow him to reach blocker without actually having to reach and overextend himself.
Overall, it would be unfair to classify the high school left tackle as raw technically, but he will probably need some time at the college level to hone his technique before he is ready to contribute at a high level. When he does smooth out those elements of his game, Barrett's upside is as a multi-year starter for a high-level BCS program.
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