Budda Baker
Round 2
Eventual Starter

Budda Baker

  • Year: Junior
  • Height: 5-9 5/8
  • Weight: 195
  • 40-Yard: 4.45
  • Arm: N/A
  • Hand: N/A

Strong Points

Competitive and tough. Plays bigger than size. Has great instincts and reactions and is around the ball. Very aware in zone coverage and shows he can play man. Has range and makes a number of plays in both the run and pass game. May lack size, but he can be a force versus the run and is a very consistent tackler.

Weak Points

Measuring under 5-foot-10 will hurt his value with some clubs. Doesn't always play to his timed speed. Will lose some jump balls to some tall receivers. While he is a big hitter, he doesn't always wrap up and will miss some tackles.

The Way We See It

A three-year starter who showed flashes of dominating ability while at Washington. Because of his instincts and toughness, Washington often played him close to the line of scrimmage, where he could make plays. He is able to play man or zone coverage and has excellent ball skills. His lack of height will hurt him with some clubs, but the fact remains, he can play. May be moved to slot corner by some clubs because of his quickness and overall athleticism. Other clubs will list him at either safety position. Originally, I thought he was a third-rounder because of his size but now I doubt he gets out of the second.