People are saying that there’s one wide receiver that deserves a look in this year’s draft, and that player wasn’t even invited to the Combine last month. Bowling Green wideout, Freddie Barnes, produces on the field. According to Jeff Legwold,
” Barnes caught 155 passes last season. Yes, that’s the math: 155 catches in 13 games for Bowling Green. That’s 39 more catches than any player in any division of NCAA football. He had at least 10 catches in nine games, had nine 100-yard games and scored a touchdown in each of his last eight games. He scored 17 touchdowns in those last eight games.” (Denver Post)
He won’t produce standout 40-yard dash times or impress in the weight room, so that takes him off the list for Al Davis, but for a team that wants production, he may be this year’s diamond in the rough. Perhaps it’s because he’s been described as fearless when going across the middle and has “natural hands” that make him capable of catching balls away from his body.
Experts are certain that Barnes will be playing on Sundays come fall. The question is which team will have the foresight to draft him? Here’s a highlight video of the talented wide receiver.
To me, he has Ed McCaffrey like qualities, and I wouldn’t mind seeing that back here in Denver.