Draft Confidential: DE Connor Barwin

University of Cincinnati DE Connor Barwin continues to be in high demand as he visited with one AFC team this week and had private workouts scheduled with two other teams. Scout.com's Ed Thompson also fills you in on a few of the teams that Barwin met with at the NFL Scouting Combine.

The Latest Scoop from Ed Thompson
Barwin visited with the Buffalo Bills on Wednesday and Thursday after holding a private workout for the New England Patriots on Tuesday. He was scheduled to work out for the Seattle Seahawks today.

The Dallas Cowboys, San Francisco 49ers, Washington Redskins and the Oakland Raiders were just a few of the teams that he had formal interviews with at the NFL Combine.

What He Recently Told Scout.com
(On why he didn't rehearse for interviews prior to the NFL Scouting Combine)
"I think coaches, player personnel and GMs don't want to hear that kind of stuff. I think, whether they like exactly what I said or not, I think they appreciated that I was being real in those interviews and didn't have my planned answers before hand."

Top Skills and Attributes
A converted TE, he played DE for the first time during his senior year and was a dominating force. As a result, has tremendous upside potential with additional good coaching ... excellent special teams player, blocked four kicks during his college career ... could move to OLB in a 3-4 scheme at the next level ... physical player who never quits ... has great speed and spin moves when rushing the passer ... very intelligent and coachable.

First-Team All-Big East in 2008 ... was among the top performers at the Combine in the 40-yard dash, vertical and broad jumps, three-cone drill and 20-yard shuttle.

Read more about him through the links on his Scout.com profile page.

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