Daniel Barker
Daniel Barker  TE  Michigan State | NFL Draft 2023 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Daniel Barker
Height
6-4
Weight
241
College
Michigan State
Position
TE
Class
Senior
Home town
Fort Lauderdale, FL
72.0/100
Player Rating
24
PositionRank (TE)
4.75
FortyYD Time
Receptions
21
Rec YDs
239
Rec TDs
2
Rec AVG
11.4

Daniel Barker TE Michigan State | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Daniel Barker TE Michigan State
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

ROLE: Slot Receiving TE
Last Updated: 03/25/2023
Draft Year: 2023
40 time: 4.75 seconds (57%*)
Age: 24.5 DOB: 09/23/1999
Bowl Invite: Shrine Bowl
Measurables:
Height: 6-4 (41%*) Weight: 241 (15%*)
Hands: 10 1/8 (64%*) Arm: 33 3/8 (59%*) Span: 80 7/8 (80%*)
Forty: 4.75 (P) (57%*)
Vertical: 34 (P) (63%*) Broad: 117 (P) (63%*)
Bench: 16 (P) (17%*)
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(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
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ROLE: Slot Receiving TE
Last Updated: 03/25/2023
Draft Year: 2023
40 time: 4.75 seconds (57%*)
Age: 24.5 DOB: 09/23/1999
Bowl Invite: Shrine Bowl
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 6-4 (41%*) Weight: 241 (15%*)
Hands: 10 1/8 (64%*) Arm: 33 3/8 (59%*)
Span: 80 7/8 (80%*)
Forty: 4.75 (P) (57%*)
Vertical: 34 (P) (63%*) Broad: 117 (P) (63%*)
Bench: 16 (P) (17%*)
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other
(HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
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Overall Rating: 72.0 / 100
Average rating of opposition Defense player has faced
Defense Rating:
76%
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QB Rating When targeted: 78.3
Hands:
51%
Short Receiving:
72%
Intermediate Routes:
81%
Deep Threat:
62%
Blocking:
56%
DRAFT PROJECTION: UDFA
Overall Rank: #381 Position rank: #24
College Games: 57 College Snaps: 1980
Grade: 3 ESPN  Stars 3 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 71/100
College Combine Results
Grade: 247 Sports 3  Stars 247 Sports 83 Stars 247 RATING: 83/100
Grade: 3 Stars 3 Stars RIVALS RATING: 5.5 (90%)
Draft Profile: Bio
Daniel Barker from Deerfield Beach High School was rated a 3-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 3-star grade by 247 Sports. After high school, Barker opted to join Illinois.

In 2018 as a freshman Barker saw action in 12 games for the Fighting Illini as he made 9 receptions for only 84 yards for an average of 9.3 yards per reception, with one TD, and QB rating when targeted of 74.7. As a blocker he allowed 2 pressures and 2 sacks.

As a sophomore in 2019 he played 13 games and had 18 catches for 273 yards for an average of 15.2 yards per catch, with 4 TDs, and QB rating when targeted of 98.0. In pass protection he gave up 4 pressures and 2 sacks.

As a junior in 2020 he played 8 games and hauled in 19 catches for 268 yards for an average of 14.1 yards per catch, with 2 TDs, and QB rating when targeted of 91.5. As a pass blocker he gave up 2 pressures and no sacks.

As a senior in 2021 he played 12 games and had 18 catches for 202 yards for an average of 11.2 yards per catch, 4 TDs, and QB rating when targeted of 103.8.

After the end of the season Barker transferred to Michigan State where as a fifth year senior in 2022 he played 12 games and had 21 catches for 239 yards for an average of 11.4 yards per catch, 2 TDs, and QB rating when targeted of 68.2. In pass protection he gave up one pressure and no sacks.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Good short-area foot quickness with very good footwork.
  • Comes off the snap quick, low and hard. Runs low and accelerates quickly.
  • Has extremely good, soft, natural hands. Consistently makes the clean catch.
  • A fluid mover capable of creating some separation over the middle of the field, Barker has the long arms and soft hands to provide a sizable catch radius.
  • Good strength and effort to run through arm tackles.
  • A lean athlete with obvious upside. Soft hands. Flashes the ability to make the outstanding catch.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Inconsistent with his release off the line of scrimmage.
  • His playing speed is less than elite. Barker won’t run past defenders like Barker did at the college level.
  • Whilst he is at his best running downfield, he lacks the elite top-end speed or acceleration to be a field stretcher.

Daniel Barker percentiles vs other Tight Ends (NFL Combine historically - higher value represents better perfomance)

How other scouting services rate Daniel Barker (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
327.3
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
24.0
*Percentile Ranking in Player's Position Group (NFL Combine Historical Data): This percentile reflects how a player's specific statistics rank in comparison to historical performances at the NFL Combine, specifically within their position group. A higher percentile indicates a better performance. For instance, being in the 90th percentile for a particular stat means the player outperformed 90% of their peers in that category.

*Similarity Percentage: This percentage is calculated based on a comprehensive analysis of various factors, including height, weight, 40-yard dash times, on-field performance statistics, and overall player rating. The analysis is conducted against our database of draft prospects from 2021 to 2023. This similarity score helps in evaluating how closely a current prospect aligns with past prospects. It is important to note, however, that this score reflects similarities based on college production and attributes, and does not account for eventual success or performance in the NFL.