Biography: Four-year starter awarded all-conference honors the past two seasons. Senior totals included 95 tackles/2 interceptions/4 pass breakups despite struggling with a shoulder injury in the middle of the season. Junior totals included 88/2/10 after 61 tackles as a sophomore. Freshman totals included 94 tackles and 16 pass defenses.
Positives: Tough, instinctive college safety who is best playing between the numbers. Aggressive defending the run, always willing to stick his pad into the pile and wraps up tackling. Instinctive, effectively reads or diagnoses the action and stays with his assignments. Is a reliable tackler.
Negatives: Struggles getting off blocks and can be handled by receivers. Marginal quickness and burst in his game. Inefficient and will over pursues the action.
Analysis: Baker was a fiery college defender who threw his body around the field trying to stop opponents. He possesses marginal size/speed numbers for the next level and less than desirable ball skills, yet has the mentality which should help him stand out on special teams.
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