Darrell Baker Jr.
Darrell Baker Jr.  CB  Georgia Southern | NFL Draft 2022 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Darrell Baker Jr.
Height
6-1
Weight
198
College
Georgia Southern
Position
CB
Class
Senior
Home town
Hephzibah, GA
69.0/100
Player Rating
71
PositionRank (DB)
4.43
FortyYD Time
Interceptions
Interception YDS
Passes Defensed
8
Tackles
32
Sol tackles
27

Darrell Baker Jr. CB Georgia Southern | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Darrell Baker Jr. CB Georgia Southern
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Overall Rank: #378 Position Rank: #71 (DB)
40 time: 4.43 seconds
Height: 6-1 Weight: 198
Hands: 8 4/8 Arms: 32 Span: 76 5/8
Date of Birth: 03/17/1998 Age: 24.6
Pro-Day Results
Overall Rating: 69.0 / 100
Game performance weighted rating
Tackling:
55%
Run Defense:
71%
Coverage:
59%
Zone:
59%
Man/Press:
59%
DRAFT PROJECTION: UDFA Position rank: #71
College Games: 43 College Snaps: 1502
Strengths
  • Quicker than he is fast but has a burst to close in zone coverage and plays physical at the line in man.
  • Good strength to tackle. Plays with high energy and is a tough-minded overachiever.
  • Physical, sheds defenders and works off blocks. Good toughness with recognition skills to fight through traffic and blow up screens.
  • Understands zone concepts and is aware of his surroundings. Reliable tackler who reacts quickly when he sees it.
  • Good instincts and anticipation reads and reacts with discipline. Dangerous with the ball in his hands.
Weaknesses
  • Inconsistent getting off of blocks. Can be a step slow to react when a quarterback comes back to his side of the field late in progression.
  • Needs to improve his footwork and balance in coverage. Transitions out of his backpedal too early and doesn't look natural moving in reverse.
  • Willing but not threatening tackler. Doesn't have the quick-twitch reaction when he gears down to rebuild to top speed. More instinctive than explosive.
  • Has a high backpedal and loses a step in transition. Plays with adequate speed but there are concerns about his ability to handle the truly explosive speedsters of the NFL.
  • Opens his hips too early and allows himself to get turned around in coverage.
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How other scouting services rate Darrell Baker Jr. (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
458.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
100.0