Barwin had a great senior year but is no elite player at any position. By most accounts he is a great physical talent but super raw at DE, OLB, and TE, and on defense is bad at stopping the run or holding his position. The last time we drafted a very smart, high motor, athletic freak with raw skills was Ben Watson, and that hasn't panned out nearly as well as I would have liked for a 1st round pick. I would like to draft a proven football player with our Day 1 picks. It takes a ton of reps and experience to learn how to play intricate pro football, you can't just be a physical freak and learn how to play in a year or two. I think Barwin is good value after the 3rd round, and is only shooting up the draft boards because he smartly compared himself to Vrabel. In my opinion he is nothing like Vrabel. Pre-injury Vrabel was a stud against the run, a great timely pass rusher, not to mention one of the smartest football players Belichick ever coached. Barwin plays like Beisel against the run, is a good pass rusher, but is super raw and inexperienced.