BIOGRAPHY: Three-year starter awarded All-Conference honors as a senior after posting career-high numbers of 53/655/7. Junior-year totals included 31/511/4.
POSITIVES: Athletic pass-catching tight end who plays faster than his 40 time. Quickly gets into routes, finds the clearing in the defense, and works to make himself an available target. Adjusts to the throw, catches the pass in stride, and shows reliable hands. Displays good overall awareness. Flashes the ability to create mismatches in the secondary. Gives effort blocking.
NEGATIVES: Marginally strong at the point and gets poor results as a blocker.
ANALYSIS: Barnidge has been a solid pass-catcher the past three years. He could be a fine fit in a west coast offense.