Luq Barcoo, CB
School: San Diego State | Conference: Mountain West
College Experience: Senior | Age: 21
Height / Weight: 6’1” / 180 lbs
Projected Draft Status: 5th round to UDFA
NFL Comparison: Tavon Young
Barcoo started his college career at Grossmont Community College (CA), where he spent 2 years, and played both receiver and cornerback, earning an all conference selection. In his first season at San Diego State, as a junior, he played in 11 games off the bench, and in limited play had 20 tackles, an INT, and 4 passes broken up.
During his senior season, Barcoo started all 13 games for the Aztecs and exploded on the scene. He had 55 tackles, 5.5 TFLs, 9 INTs, and 16 passes broken up. He led the country in passes defended per game (1.92) and tied the national lead for interceptions. As a result, he was named third team AP All American, a Jim Thorpe Award semifinalist, and first team All Mountain West.
- Hits with force for a relatively small CB.
- Ballhawk. Has good hands if the ball gets near him.
- Has good length.
- Able to position himself well to make plays.
- Creates turnovers.
- Excellent cover corner.
- Played against a lower level of competition.
- Not much mass. Can have trouble bringing down bigger WRs.
Let’s See His Work
How He Would Fit
Luq Barcoo’s trajectory reminds me a bit of Jimmy Moreland’s, though Barcoo competed against a higher level of talent and is a bit larger. He hasn’t gotten a ton of media recognition, and was overlooked for a Combine invite, as Moreland was. Barcoo’s measurables are a little better, but very close to Moreland’s, and each is a ballhawking gamer.
Barcoo has clearly benefited from his time as a WR in junior college, as he catches nearly everything that comes his way. He could use additional weight and strength as he transitions to the next level, but he absolutely deserves a look in the late rounds as a strong potential additional to the Redskins shaky CB unit.