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2019 NFL Draft Scouting Report: CB Deandre Baker


Positional ranking: #1

Big Board ranking: #6

 

Overview

Position: CB

College: Georgia

Class: Senior

Age: 21

 

Measurables

Height: 5’11”

Weight: 193 lbs.

Arm length: 32”

Hand size: 9”

 

Athletic testing

40-yard dash: 4.52 sec.

Vertical jump: DNP

Broad jump: 118.0”

Bench press: 14 reps

3-cone drill: DNP

Short shuttle: DNP

 

Strengths

Shutdown boundary corner. Effectively mirrors in man-to-man coverage. Comfortable in press or off-man. Plays and looks longer on tape than the arm measurements suggest. Has exceptional feel for the game. Knows how to play the ball in the air with superb timing and patience. Uses the sideline to his advantage. Doesn’t get lost with his back to the quarterback. Doesn’t panic. Can distinguish route combinations zone coverage. Quick to diagnose and react. Great balls skills. Aggressive tackler. Quarterbacks rarely tested him in coverage. Didn’t allow touchdown in either of the past two seasons.

 

Weaknesses

Receivers run past him too often. Physicality could lead to penalties at the next level. Hips are a little stiff. Might not be as effective in the slot.

 

NFL comparison

Tre’Davious White – This isn’t a perfect comparison, but like Tre’Davious White, Baker is an elite cover corner that’s being severely undervalued based on unfounded concerns about size and athleticism against NFL talent.

 

Conclusion

Overall, Deandre Baker is a shutdown cover man that frustrates receivers by staying on their hip throughout the route. I like him best in an aggressive, man-to-man defense, but Baker can have success as a No. 1 cornerback in any scheme.

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Good comp.

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Great Comparison

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Lol mega overrated.

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