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Old 04-28-2011, 09:38 PM   #34
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Every pick is a gamble, but I like this on the surface. Haley has a proved track record with WRs. Good job, Front Office.

Strengths:

Prototypical size and length
Focuses and doesn't drop many passes
Great body control and athleticism
Knows how to use frame and shield corners
Attacks ball at its apex
Terrific hands and plucks the football
Reliable and consistent
Red zone terror
Physical runner; doesn't go down easy
Fearless over the middle
Gets a lot of Y.A.C.
Nice hand-eye coordination
Shows awareness as a receiver
Long strider
No. 1 receiver potential at next level
Elite catch radius
Good run blocker

Weaknesses:

Route running needs improvement
Not a huge vertical threat
Speed is above average, but nothing special
Lacks a special second gear to be a home run threat
A little sluggish coming in/out of breaks

Summary: Baldwin brings enough to the table to be viewed as a No. 1 receiver in the NFL, but I don't see him being an elite receiver because he seems to lack the speed and route running (unless this develops in time). Baldwin is a consistent possession receiver who moves the chains and is a difficult cover due to his size and talent. I have a first-round grade on Baldwin going into the 2011 season and his name should be called in the top 30 picks when it's all said and done.

Player Comparison: Brandon Marshall. Marshall has slightly better speed than Baldwin, but both are fearless, consistent possession receivers.

http://walterfootball.com/scoutingre...11jbaldwin.php
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