By: Steve Johnson
Derrick Baity, CB, Kentucky
6’3 188 arms, hands
*Combine measurements and drills will be added in Feb.
2015: 12 games. 19 tackles, 1 TFL,2 pass break ups
2016: 13 games. 42 tackles, 2 TFL, 3 int (10 yards), 7 pass break ups,
2017: 13 games. 49 tackles, 0.5 TFL, 2 int (48 yards), 9 pass break ups, 1 FF, 1 FR
History: Three-star recruit out of Tampa, FL. He chose Kentucky over Indiana, Iowa State, Louisville, Minnesota, South Florida, Syracuse, UCF and Wisconsin. He was First-team all-state as a senior, where he also played WR at H.B. Plant HS. Has a son, Derrick Baity III or “Champ” and a daughter, Trinity.
Strengths: Great length. Fluid athlete, to match receivers in man coverage. Good technique. Good recovery speed. Productive career against good competition. Experienced in multiple concepts, press-man, off-man, and zone.
Weaknesses: Runs out of control when attempting to tackle, needs to do a better job breaking down. Thin frame. Can’t get off blocks to save his life. Allows too much separation in underneath coverage. Ball skills are average.
Overview: Baity is a good athlete that can mirror receivers in man coverage and understands his role in zone. He has ideal length, but you don’t always see it when playing the ball. Baity needs to add bulk and be more aggressive in run support.
Draft Projection: 3rd Round Pick
Phanaddict Draft Grade: TBD
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