Jerome Baker – 2018 NFL Draft Prospect Profile

Jerome Baker

OLB

Basics:

Position College Jersey Number Class Scheme
OLB Ohio State 17 JR

Measurements (* Denotes Pro Day or Personal Workout Numbers):

Listed Height Listed Weight Listed 40 Time Combine Height Combine Weight Arm Length Hand Size
6'1 215 4.59 6'1 229 31 1/2 10 3/8

Combine Results (* Denotes Pro Day or Personal Workout Numbers):

40 Time Vertical Broad Bench 3-Cone Short Shuttle
4.53 36.5 10'9 22 DNP DNP

Overview:

Baker finished his career at Ohio State, where he played in 33 career games, had 158 tackles, 17.5 for loss, and 7.5 sacks. He also had 2 interceptions, 3 pass breakups, 1 forced fumble, and 3 fumbles recovered. He has good size, he has good speed, he is a tackling machine, and has good instincts. He gets good pressure on the quarterback, and is a good pass rusher. He is also a hard hitter, a very relentless defender, and is good in coverage. He also uses his speed to get by the offensive line in pursuit of the ball carrier. On the other hand, while he has good speed, he does have elite speed, but that doers not hurt his game, and he is not known as a big sack guy. With that said, I see Baker being an early day 2 pick, likely being picked within the first 10-15 picks of the 2nd-round.

Strengths:

Tackling machine

Has good size

A sure fire tackler

A defensive play maker

Has a non stop motor

Is in on every play

Does not give up on many plays

Has good speed

Gets good pressure on the QB

Is a good pass rusher

Has good instincts

A hard hitter

Very relentless when going after the ball carrier

A tough nosed player

Has a knack of creating turnovers

Has put up good INT numbers so far

Good in coverage

Uses his speed to get by the offensive lineman in pursuit of the QB and backs

Weaknesses:

While he has good speed he does not have elite speed

Not known as a sack guy

Career Stats:

Games Played: 33

Tackles: 158

Tackles For Loss: 17.5

Sacks: 7.5

Interceptions: 2

Pass Breakups: 3

Forced Fumbles: 1

Fumbles Recovered: 3