Seven things to know about LSU LB Lamin Barrow, Broncos fifth round draft pick

Justin Edmonds

Become a water cooler expert on Lamin Barrow with these seven interesting, semi-random facts about the former LSU linebacker, selected in the fifth round of the 2014 NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos.

Why seven? You know why...

1. Lamin Barrow was a three-star recruit out of high school in Louisiana.

2. Barrow was a team captain and leading tackler at LSU in his senior season with 91 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks.

3. Barrow wore #18 in his senior season at LSU, a number of significance to the program, where one player hands it off to another.  "That means he's a guy that does things right," Broncos defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio said of Barrow. "A team leader, a guy that you can count on."

4. Barrow said he weighed-in at the Senior Bowl at 228 but upped his weight to 239 for the Combine and plans to maintain that weight.

5. John Elway tweeted that the team believes Barrow can play either the Mike (middle) or Will (weakside) linebacker positions. Currently Nate Irving is slotted to man the middle, and Danny Trevathan holds down the Will.

6. "He can run, and he's more stout than people think because he kind of has that safety build," NFL Network's Mike Mayock said. Barrow ran a 4.64 forty-time and benched 22 reps at the combine.

7. Barrow may not be ready to usurp Irving or Trevathan on the depth chart, but with that speed and strength he has 2014 special teams contributor written all over him. Add the leadership factor, and the closest comparison I can come up with is Wesley Woodyard. Barrow has great potential to follow the career path of the six-year Broncos team captain.

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