Scouting Report: Jerome Baker
School: Ohio State Position: Outside Linebacker Class: Junior Height: 6-1 Weight: 215 lbs Projected Draft Round: 3-5
In today’s NFL, there is a demand for hybrid linebacker / safety type players that can handle the mismatches presented by offensive coordinators. Baker should fit that requirement very well, as he is an undersized linebacker, but one that shouldn’t be a liability in coverage against either tight ends or speedy running backs. He has shown aptitude with his pass rush, and in coverage, and will be one of the players in the spotlight on a Buckeyes team that sent a lot of defensive players to the NFL last year.