Deandre Baker Scouting Report

STRENGTHS: Deandre Baker is one of the more high IQ defensive backs in the 2019 draft class…Baker is a hard-nosed, old-fashioned type of prospect…he excels in man to man coverage…a solid tackler who wraps up and plays with good fundamentals…good ball skills—can make a play where there is a play to be made…

WEAKNESSES: Deandre Baker is not going to overwhelm you with his athletic ability—just average in that department…a primary concern is that adjusting to the speed and physicality of the NFL will not come easy…his lack of upper-tier athleticism could get exposed…tight hips…does not transition as well and as fluidly as you would like to see…there are some off the field concerns when evaluating Deandre Baker…teams will have to weight those concerns…

COMP: Kyle Fuller

OVERALL: It’s hard not to like Deandre Baker…he does not give up once inch to the opposition…his game should transition to the NFL as he succeeds in pass defense…that being said, his athleticism limits to what type of players he can match up with…those with the high end speed or strength will give Baker issues…Baker combats his athleticism limitations with fierce determination…Deandre Baker is a starter the minute he sets foot on the football field in the NFL and has the looks of a late 1st round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.

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