Habakkuk Baldonado
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Habakkuk Baldonado
Home town
Rome, Italy
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Habakkuk Baldonado DE/EDGE Pittsburgh | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Habakkuk Baldonado DE/EDGE Pittsburgh
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Overall Rank: #45 Position Rank: #8 (DL)
40 time: 4.79 seconds
Height: 6-5 Weight: 255
Date of Birth: 09/06/1999 Age: 22.11
Overall Rating: 87.4 / 100
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DRAFT PROJECTION: 2nd - Mid Position rank: #8
College Games: 31 College Snaps: 1110
ESPN College Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars (77/100)
College Combine Results
247 Sports Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars (85/100 )
Draft Profile: Bio
Habakkuk Baldonado from Clearwater Academy International High School was rated a 3 star recruit by ESPN and handed a 3 star grade by 247 Sports. Following high school, Baldonado opted to join Pittsburgh.

In 2019 as a freshman Baldonado saw action in 13 games and played on a total of 401 snaps for the Panthers. He recorded 19 tackles, 6 assists, while adding 16 stops. As a pass rusher, he added 23 total pressures, which included 13 QB hurries, 5 QB hits, and 5 sacks on the season.

As a sophomore for the Panthers in 2020 Baldonado played in 4 games and took part on 51 snaps for the Panthers. He recorded 2 tackles, one assist, while adding 2 stops. As a pass rusher, he chalked up 6 total pressures, and 6 QB hurries, no QB hits, and no sacks during the year.

In 2021 as a junior Baldonado played in 14 games and contributed on 658 snaps. He recorded 26 tackles, 5 assists, while making 28 stops. As a pass rusher, he produced 48 total pressures, which included 23 QB hurries, 14 QB hits, and 11 sacks on the year.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Offers some versatility, rushing from a two-and three-point stance with the playing speed to stand up in space. Flashes strength as a bull rusher and his energy doesn't plateau.
  • Flashes nimble feet to chase running backs and mobile quarterbacks to the sideline when lined up at end. Spins off blocks to get back into the play.
  • Has fluid footwork to redirect, reverse momentum and close with a burst. Regularly first off the ball with good snap anticipation.
  • Easily gains inside leverage by shooting gaps.
  • Possesses accurate snap anticipation and timing to beat blockers off the edge.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Plays tall and gets upright off the snap. Wins with upper-body strength and needs to focus on leverage.
  • Rarely the first player off the snap, even when lined up over the ball, but his length, effort and short-area quickness still pressures double teams and helps penetrate gaps.
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