Biography: Two-year starter who finished with 25/2.5/1.5 as a senior after 49/8/1 the prior season. All-Conference selection as a senior.
Positives: Straight-line defensive tackle who flashes power in his game. Plays with good pad level, keeps his feet driving up the field, and displays a burst bearing down on the action. Flashes the ability to bull rush opponents off the ball, works his hands throughout the action and plays hard to the whistle blows.
Negatives: Rather easily controlled at the point of attack by a single blocker and very slow to disengage. Lacks the quick change of direction. Cannot sustain his speed. Marginal pass rusher.
Analysis: Baston is a short defensive tackle who lacks the quickness and change of direction to be a three-technique lineman and the overall body strength to be a plugger in the middle of the line. He could find a home as a backup in a conventional system.
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