Freddie Barnes Scouting Report
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Freddie Barnes Scouting Report

Position: WR
Conference: MidAmerican
School: Bowling Green Falcons
Year/Status: Declared
Jersey Number: #7
Height & Weight: 6'0 - 206 lbs.

2010 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Freddie Barnes, WR, Bowling Green

Freddie Barnes is one of the most productive collegiate receivers that few have heard of. But Barnes was not always just a wide receiver. During his redshirt freshman campaign at Bowling Green, Barnes also spent some time as a rusher and a passer. On the season he ran for 405 yards, caught 20 passes for 203 yards and threw for 210 yards and was responsible for 12 total touchdowns. By his sophomore season Barnes was purely a receiver and it took little time for quarterback Tyler Sheehan to realize that Barnes was his favorite target. Barnes easily led the team with 82 receptions for 962 yards and nine touchdowns. The Sheehan to Barnes connection continued in 2008, but Barnes was only available for nine contests and his numbers were down for that reason. Yet, he still ranked second on the team with 40 receptions and managed to throw two touchdown passes on trick plays. It was in 2009 when Barnes was fully healthy that he emerged as a legitimate NFL slot receiver. Through 12 games he caught an incredible 138 passes for 1,551 yards and 16 scores. As if he did not already do enough, Barnes also emerged as a pretty good punt returner. Barnes' size will make him a slot receiver in the NFL and that means his stock can only go so high. With some good workouts he could be a third round selection, but wherever he goes, he certainly has the ability to make a big impact in a variety of ways. 2/21 Update: Barnes did what Barnes has always done while playing in the East-West Shrine Game. His receiving skills seemed great compared to the rest of his team and even better considering how poorly the quarterbacks were performing. While a few people may have learned a thing or two about Barnes, most scouts already knew what he was capable of doing. Thus, his stock has not gone up too much, but somebody should be willing to use a fourth or fifth round pick on him at the least.

Last Updated Feb-21-2010 by Joel Welser

10 Comments | Add Yours
Prediction: 2nd Round

Venus Flytrap Hands, Great Ball Skills, Exellent Body control.

Posted by:
andre12 12/30/09 08:51 PM
Prediction: 1st Round

Sleeper of this draft class, check back in 3yrs you'll see!

Posted by:
shotgun517 12/31/09 06:25 AM
Prediction: 2nd Round

Poor mans Anquan Boldin

Posted by:
flock53 01/01/10 01:31 AM
Prediction: 2nd Round


Posted by:
balldickball75 01/04/10 12:41 PM
Prediction: 2nd Round

He's got great hands, but the fact he's a little known school could hurt his stock.

Posted by:
xCaliforniaKidx 01/04/10 02:48 PM
Prediction: 3rd Round

As a die hard Bowling Green fan, going to every home game, I got the opportunity to watch Freddie Barnes. Oh my Gosh. He became my favorite player when i went to the BG-Wisconson game and he played quarter back. I thought next Mike Vick. Now i think next Anquan Boldin. Not the greatest speed but can and will catch anything in his path

Posted by:
jkk0752 01/20/10 11:12 AM
Prediction: 3rd Round

This kid is a major sleeper. Not many people know about this kid, but they will soon. He will fill an immediate need as a slot reciever and has some of the best hands I have ever seen. He reminds me of a faster Wes Welker, and would fill a similar role for a team.

Posted by:
irishdriver77 01/22/10 02:36 PM
Prediction: 1st Round

This guy is very underrated. Has all the tools to eb a great receiver. Not a burner but always finds a way to get open.

Posted by:
jhart211 01/27/10 11:48 PM
Prediction: 3rd Round

Barnes has great hands, can be very elusive, find the holes in coverage, and gets to the ball. But his greatest asset will be team encouragement, never critical, shows humility & appreciation, and is a Believer!

Posted by:
tigerlou 02/10/10 09:35 PM
Prediction: 5th Round

155 catches. That should be enough said, but I thought the same of a guy named if i can remember correctly Alex Van Dyke? I don't think Barnes is a starter but would be a solid number 3.

Posted by:
jnols 04/16/10 08:58 PM

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