2017 NFL Draft

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Ronald Bartell

Height: 6-1 | Weight: 211 | College: Howard
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Positives: Has a well-defined upper body with broad shoulders, thick chest, long arms, good bubble and large hands … Confident athlete who loves to dare the quarterback to throw to his side … Shows quick feet and the ability to recover quickly when beaten … Does a very good job retaining plays and bringing them from the board to the field … Seems very alert to the plays developing around him … Generates a sudden burst on the ball once he is able to locate it … Closes quickly and covers ground with his acceleration … Showed marked improvement timing his leaps and going up for the ball (increased PBU total from six in 2003 to fourteen in 2004) … His quick feet and superb speed allow him to stay on the hip of the receivers through the routes and he has that shut-down mentality, evident by the fact he did not allow a reception in six games during the 2004 season … Shows loose hips in his backpedal … Breaks on the ball quickly and recognizes routes in zone coverage … Demonstrates explosion through his burst … Equally effective in press, man or Cover-2 alignments … Has the ability to flip his hips and run in transition … Does a good job of planting and coming back for the ball … Uses a tight shadow technique in man coverage and can read the quarterback to make plays on the ball … Adequate wrap-up tackler who is more effective working in space.

Negatives: His weight room figures do not translate to the football field … Has good strength, but fails to demonstrate it in run force … Slow to come up and support vs. the run, as this is not a favorite part of his game … Has loose hips, but when he takes false steps, it slows down his turns … Needs to work on his footwork, as he fails to get good leverage or maintain balance in his backpedal … Has the ability to get off blocks, but does not use his hands well, causing him to struggle in attempts to disengage … Will wrap tackle, but will also revert to tackling on the side rather than squaring up … Has adequate hands, knocking down more passes that should have been interceptions … When he is not challenged, he will get lazy and lose concentration … At the Senior Bowl practices, he did not show the ability to get good reads like he did back at Howard and was jumping too early on his routes … He made too many arm tackles and showed inconsistency in his burst … Will compete for the ball in the air, but needs to finish more plays, as he shies away from contact at times.

2004 Season

Played in every game, starting 10 contests at boundary cornerback in his first year at Howard … Recorded 51 tackles (43 solos) with an interception and six pass deflections.

2003 GAME Analysis

Texas Southern: Began his Howard career with a pass deflection, 1.5 stops for losses of 2 yards and 6 tackles (3 solos).

Hampton: Took a lateral on a fumble recovery and advanced the ball 33 yards, adding six tackles while restricting receiver Jerome Mathis to three catches for 33 yards.

Akron: Had 8 tackles (5 solos), but allowed receiver Matt Cherry six catches for 67 yards.

Savannah State: Returned interception 33 yards, deflected a pass and had two solo hits.

Florida A&M: Followed with 6 tackles (5 solos) and a pass break-up, but receiver Rod Miller caught four passes for 40 yards and a score.

Morgan State: Posted four solo tackles and a pass deflection while limiting receiver Tommy Manus to three catches for 48 yards.

North Carolina A&T: Was in on 5 tackles (4 solos) and batted away a pass.

Norfolk State: Added another five hits, including three solo stops.

Bethune-Cookman: Registered 6 tackles (5 solos) and broke up a pass.

2003 Season

Started every game, seeing action at strong safety and "bandit" cornerback for Central Michigan … Recorded 68 tackles (46 solos) with a 7-yard sack and three stops for losses of 10 yards … Caused three fumbles and deflected six passes.


Indiana: Made five tackles, causing a fumble when he sacked QB Gibran Hamdan for a 7-yard loss and the ball was recovered by CMU's Ed Hillery, setting up a 16-yard touchdown pass from Derrick Vickers to Rod Means.

Bowling Green: Deflected three passes and posted 9 tackles (8 solos).

Akron and Marshall … Posted four tackles and deflected a pass in each game.

Toledo … Had a pass break-up and was in on 5 tackles (4 solos).

2002 Season

Played in every game, starting five contests at free safety … Finished with 68 tackles (39 solos), an 11-yard sack, a fumble recovery, a forced fumble and seven pass break-ups.

2001 Season

Redshirted as a freshman at Central Michigan.

Injury Report

2004: Bothered during spring drills with a right hamstring strain.


Administration of Criminal Justice major … Interned this past spring and summer at the District of Columbia Juvenile Probation program … Son of Ron Bartell Sr. and Phyllis Bartell … Born 2/22/82 … Resides in Detroit, Michigan.

High School

4.37 in the 40-yard dash … 345-pound bench press … 32 3/4-inch arm length … 10-inch hands … Right-handed … 29/41 Wonderlic score.


Attended Renaissance (Detroit, Mich.) High School, playing football for coach William Hill … Earned two letters in football, basketball and track … All-City, All-Metro and City Defensive Back of the Year … Caught 23 passes for 385 yards and four scores on offense and had 45 tackles and four interceptions on defense … Four-time member of the Academic Honor Roll … Ran the 100 and the 200-meter dashes in track where he was All-City and All-State.


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