Colin Baxter Scouting Report

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Colin Baxter Scouting Report

Position: C
Conference: Pac12
School: Arizona Wildcats
Year/Status: Declared
Jersey Number: #64
Height & Weight: 6'4 - 295 lbs.

2011 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Colin Baxter, C, Arizona

For Four years Colin Baxter has been the unsung hero for Arizona's offense. After redshirting in 2006 and beginning the 2007 campaign as a backup, Baxter has been a staple in the Wildcats' starting lineup. Even as a redshirt freshman in 2007, it did not take Baxter long to earn a starting role and he ended up starting the final 11 games of the season. Like the 2007 campaign, Baxter again started the 2008 season at the left guard spot. However an injury to then center Blake Kerley forced Baxter into the middle of the line for the final nine games of the season.

Baxter performed so well at the center spot that he never left. In 2009 he was a second-team All-Pac-10 honoree following his honorable mention accolades a year earlier. By 2010 he was earning even more accolades and was a Rimington Trophy Award finalist. Baxter's collegiate career ended on a sour note as he was sidelined with a knee injury for ASU's Alamo Bowl appearance against Oklahoma State.

It is hard to find any player with more starting experience than Baxter. He may not be the best center out there in any single category, but he is a smart player who can quickly learn to run an offense from under center. His versatility to move over and play some guard is not a bad thing either. Baxter's future is likely at center and a team that needs depth at that position right away will pick up Baxter late in the draft.

Last Updated Apr-10-2011 by Joel Welser

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