By: Steve Johnson
DeAndre Baker, CB, Georgia
*Combine measurements and drills will be added in Feb.
2015: 1 game. 1 tackle
2016: 8 games. 31 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 sack, 2 int (27 yards), 1 FF, 1 FR, 5 pass break ups
2017: 15 games. 44 tackles, 1 TFL, 3 int (37 yards), 9 pass break ups
Accolades: 2017 2nd-Team All-SEC, 2017 SEC Champion, 2018 Rose Bowl Champion
History: Three-star recruit out of Miami, FL. Attended Miami Northwestern, which has produced a countless number of NFL players. He was also an All-American sprinter in the 4×400 relay.
Strengths: Good size. Good length. Good ball skills. Very experienced. Has lined up both inside and outside, in press, off man, and in zone. Good eyes and understanding of zone concepts. Good in press, physical at the LOS. Good football intelligence and leadership qualities.
Weaknesses: Gets beat too often. Doesn’t always get his hands on receivers when passing them off in zone coverage. Not an elite athlete, tight hipped and can’t run with everyone. Thin framed, especially in the lower body. Needs to get stronger and get off blocks, can get driven back way too easily by WRs.
Overview: Baker is a technically sound, tough and physical corner that has experience lining up both inside and outside. What he lacks in physical talent, he makes up with having a good understanding of his assignment.
Draft Projection: Mid Day 2
Phanaddict Draft Grade: TBD
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