Marion Barber
RB | (5'11", 221, 4.49) | Minnesota

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Selected by: Dallas Cowboys
Round: 4
Pick (Overall): 8(109)
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Overall: Barber, whose father was also a standout running back for the Gophers and played with the Jets in the NFL, appeared in 11 games and started two as a freshman in 2001. He appeared in two games in 2002 before sustaining a hamstring injury and taking a medical redshirt year. Barber played in all 13 games of the 2003 season and he was named first team All-Big-10. As a senior in 2004, Barber rushed for 1,082 yards and 10 touchdowns on 194 carries  splitting carries with Laurence Maroney. Barber needs to work on his running style and improve his vision and patience as a runner. However, he has adequate size, above average top-end speed, and he's a tough runner. Some feel that Barber can emerge as a "sleeper" in this class and become an impact fulltime starter in the NFL. While we definitely think he can contribute as ... For complete overview, strengths and weaknesses, login above or become an Insider.
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