Edwin Baker Scouting Report

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Edwin Baker Scouting Report

Position: RB
Conference: Big10
School: Michigan State Spartans
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #4
Height & Weight: 5'9 - 210 lbs.
Drafted 7.43 in 2012 by SD

2012 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash4.53
Bench press20
Vertical jump35.0
Broad jump9'3
Three-cone drill7.27
20-yard shuttle4.31

2012 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Edwin Baker, RB, Michigan State

Michigan State Spartans running back Edwin Baker is a junior prospect who would be best served returning to school rather than throw his name into ring for the 2012 NFL Draft. With a compact, thick build at 5'9", Baker is a runner with above-average balance, good patience and can sometimes churn for extra yardage. Baker is built like Ray Rice, even though Baker is not necessarily the same contributor as a pass-receiver.

His speed is good and should run in the high 4.4s during the 40-yard dash. Too often, he is looking to dole out punishment rather than avoid it or minimize. This works in the Big 10 since the NFL-caliber players are spread thin. Michigan State's offense is led by quarterback Kirk Cousins. When teams draft a running back, you either want a game-changer who can break the big runs or a grinder. Baker is in that middle zone between both.

What will really set off his style of play is hitting the holes more aggressively. He seems to scan the gap assignment and pause for just a split second to assess what hole to hit. If he can cut down on that and accelerate into the second level, Baker could develop after a few seasons as a solid backup.

Baker projects as an undrafted free agent in the 2012 NFL Draft.

Last Updated Nov-27-2011 by Matt De Lima

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