BIO: Second-team All-Conference choice as a senior after posting 39/1/13. Junior totals included 51 tackles. Started his career at Central Michigan, where he played safety.
POSITIVES: Athletic secondary prospect with excellent size/speed numbers. Displays good footwork in reverse, quickly plants, then breaks to the pass. Fluid turning his hips, reads receivers eyes, then gets his head back around to make a play on the ball. Gets vertical and contorts in mid-air to deflect the throw. Physical, bumps throughout the route yet fluid in all motions. Strong at the point and jams receivers at the line, slowing their release off the snap.
NEGATIVES: Has difficulty following opponents out from their breaks. Seemingly confused last season and was slow locating the ball. Did not stand up well against top competition at the Senior Bowl.
ANALYSIS: A prospect with a world of physical potential, Bartell must learn to play to his measurables and improve all facets of his game. May have fallen out of the draft's first day with his poor performance at the Senior Bowl, yet still a solid developmental prospect.