|Blake Barnes - QB
Profile 2004 - Blake Barnes (QB)
Blake Barnes will be one of the top players in Mississippi this year, if not the #1 player overall. He has an excellent frame at 6-3 and 215 pounds, and he has a beautiful touch on his passes.
Barnes throws the best deep ball that I have seen this year. He has uncanny accuracy and throws a very catchable ball as seen by his 37 touchdown passes as a junior.
He makes quick decisions in the pocket, will take what the defense gives him, and still has the patience to let a play develop and hit a player in stride 50 yards down the field.
Barnes doesn't have blazing speed, but he can beat you with his feet if you leave him open. He showed good escapability on his film, but his biggest weapon is his right arm.
See Barnes in action in this quick highlight clip from his 2002 season.