Willie Baker
Linebacker from Louisiana Tech 2021 Draft Profile
Willie Baker
Height
6-3
Weight
246 lbs
College
Louisiana Tech
Position
LB
Class
Senior
Home town
New Roads LA
53/100
Player Rating
85
PositionRank
4.84
FortyYD Time
Sacks
1
Fumbles Forced
Tackles
51
Sol tackles
32

Willie Baker LB Louisiana Tech Draft Profile

Strengths
  • An aggressive run defender, filling run lanes hard, and won't shy from contact. Plays with violence to fight off blocks, flashing a physical nature. An intense, powerful hitter who willingly gives up his body.
  • Good key and diagnosis skills. Quickly locates the ball and shows no wasted motion in getting there. At least adequate lateral agility to avoid blockers and shows good vision and anticipation.
  • A bit stiff but makes the clean open-field tackle. Good effort in pursuit.
  • Works hard to get better and gives top effort on every play. Heads-up defender who shows good field awareness.
  • He has good reaction skills and awareness. Forceful tackler vs. the run.
Weaknesses
  • Not a sudden or quick-twitch athlete. Will never be the strongest player on the field and can struggle to shed from different angles.
  • Chase speed is below average, and he gets too upright as a pass rusher - needs to play with better leverage.
  • Lacks elite quickness and change-of-direction ability to handle NFL slot receivers after initial contact.
  • Chase speed is below average, and he gets too upright as a pass rusher - needs to play with better leverage.
  • He'll add quality depth but must earn more than a backup/special teams role.

How other scouting services rate Willie Baker (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
1439.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
108.0