Ramses Barden: Prospect Preview

Kevin CassidyContributor IMay 12, 2009

The New York Football Giants continued to build in the later rounds of the draft as Jerry Reese chose yet another quality player and person at a major need in the fourth round, named Ramses Barden. He is 6'6", 229 pounds, comes from Cal Poly, and I believe this pick will be the steal of the 2009 NFL draft.

I know that he is a little raw, and yes, he did play at a lower level of competition, but I trust Jerry Reese. Kevin Boss was a raw talent out of Western Oregon and Jerry took a chance on him, and it worked out pretty well for Kevin. He had one of the biggest plays in Superbowl XLII as a rookie, and he has turned into a solid TE.

Ramses will come into a situation where he can compete for a job as a rookie and make an immediate impact on the passing game. The Giants run a style of offense that is perfect for a big-bodied receiver such as Barden. He can be utilized in many ways in the red zone, as well as third down situations immediately. Eli Manning loves to throw the fade to the corner of the end zone, which should be extremely effective with a 6'6", 229 lb. receiver like Barden.

He isn't the fastest player out there, but I know that the Giants will put him in every situation where they feel that he will have an advantage. He seems to be a hard worker and a humble person, so I can't wait to see how he translates into the offense.

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