He has a different confidence and rapport to him this season but the biggest difference? He is healthy.
He didn't do much last night but had that nice 14 yard reception from Eli. He may be a late bloomer but he is skilled and he has his height something you can't teach. His progression has been hampered by injuries his entire career here. Obviously need to see more but the WR of out Cal Poly isn't going anywhere.
I had my many doubts about Barden in the past and for good reason but he knows the playbook, he's finally healthy and he's starting to get it.