BIOGRAPHY: Full-time starter last season who posted 18/163 after 11/106/1 as a junior when he started six games.
POSITIVES: Hard-working tight end with marginal size/speed numbers for the next level. Quickly gets into routes, displays good concentration, and makes the tough catch in a crowd. Blocks with leverage and gives effort until the whistle blows.
NEGATIVES: Marginally strong at the point and gets minimal movement from blocks. Displays limited quickness and speed to his game.
ANALYSIS: Barkema is an overachieving and high-effort prospect who could find a home as a third tight end.