BIO: Started 41 of 45 games since the 2000 season. Posted 71/1/5 as a senior while also averaging 11.1-yards on 11 punt returns. Junior totals were 60/5/7 after a sophomore season of 71/4/7.
POSITIVES: Athletic, pass-defending safety who displays terrific ball skills. Instinctive, quick-reacting to the ball and flashes on the scene. Solid cover techniques, excellent sideline-to-sideline range and skills in zone coverage. Tracks the deep pass, getting vertical to defend the throw.
NEGATIVES: Not aggressive in run support, gathers into tackles, then has them broken. Lacks the great size for free safety.
ANALYSIS: Baker is a prospect who really stood out after his sophomore campaign and took hold as a top flight safety. His game has since leveled off but has the underlying cover skills to be a solid nickel back and could turn out to be a real bargain during the draft.