Barden WR Cal Poly #11
|Elite size and strength. Excellent
body control; a serious red zone threat. A truly dominant wide receiver at his
level of competition. Excelled in the few opportunities he had vs D-I opponents.
Big hands; very reliable, catches everything within reach. Decent vertical, which
makes him an even more impressive red zone target.|
|Speed and quickness
are marginal. Doesn't have the ability to run away from defenders. Limited ability
to make something happen after the catch. Hasn't faced top competition consistently.
|Set an NCAA record for consecutive
games with a touchdown reception. Barden has the size and strength to project
as a truly elite wide receiver. His ceiling is almost limitless (think of a taller
version of Terrell Owens). However, there are questions about how his lack of
speed will translate to the pros. D-II to the NFL is a significant jump and its
possible he's simply too slow to be a consistent target. Despite those concerns,
his upside is great enough to potentially earn him a place in the 2nd round.|