BIOGRAPHY: Former Penn State transfer who broke into the starting lineup last season and was awarded all-Conference honors after totals
of 69/16.5/8.5. Started seven games at Penn State as a redshirt sophomore and registered 37/4.5/8.
POSITIVES: Baker comes off a tremendous junior campaign in which he looked like a one-man show, and he created a lot of opportunities
for his team with the ability to be a disruptive force. He�s an athletic player with good size and one who could eventually
develop into a starter at the next level if he keeps his focus on the field and stays in condition year-round. Baker is likely
to be drafted much later than his talents warrant, but he is definitely a player to get excited about.
NEGATIVES: Dismissed from the Penn State program after off-the-field issues. Built more like a natural defensive tackle.
ANALYSIS: Athletic defensive lineman with the ability to be used at several spots upfront. Plays with good pad level, leverage, and
is explosive at the point. Possesses good first-step quickness, covers a lot of area on the field, and rarely off his feet.
Instinctive, quickly locates the ball, and effectively uses his hands to protect himself. Powerful, gets a lot of push up
the field, and is tough to handle. Chases hard to get involved in the action, and plays with a great degree of suddenness,
flashing on the scene. Effectively uses his hands, jolts opponents with good punch to get off blocks. Forces the issue, collapsing
the pocket or sliding down the line to make plays. Fluid moving about the field. Lined up over right tackle in Hampton�s
3-4 alignment last year.