Jonathan Baldwin Scouting Report

Jonathan Baldwin

Height: 6’4
Weight: 228
College: Pittsburgh
40 Time: 4.49
Class: Junior
Stock: Down
Projected: 2nd-3rd Round

Stats

2010 – 53 catches, 822 yards, 15.5 avg, 5 TD’s
2009 – 57 catches, 1111 yards, 19.5 avg, 8 TD’s
2008 – 18 catches, 404 yards, 22.4 avg, 3 TD’s

Overview:

Jonathan Baldwin has all of the talent in the world but he is shaping up to be a bust in the NFL. The thing that strikes me most about him is that he is very lazy. He is lazy in his route running, coming back to the ball and overall effort. He doesn’t have great quickness so he has trouble separating unless he rounds off his routes. It’s a lose-lose situation there and I don’t know how he’ll overcome this in the NFL. On top of that, he also comes with character concerns and he could be a headache in the locker room. He’s a developmental prospect at best who will need the perfect scenario to succeed in the NFL.

Scouting Report:

Positives

– Outstanding size
– Terrific athlete
– Has great straight line speed
– Good burst considering his size
– Does a good job of using his height to his advantage
– Has the ability to go up and get the ball
– Has big strong hands
– Tracks the ball well and can make the over-the-shoulder catch look easy
– Adjusts well to poorly thrown balls
– Shows good effort as a run blocker
– Able to engage and drive the defender back
– Would be a great redzone target
– Good bloodlines
– High potential

Negatives

– Poor route runner
– Rounds a lot of his cuts and gets lazy
– Lacks suddenness in his game
– Has very little short area quickness
– Won’t be much of a threat after the catch
– Struggles to separate in man coverage
– Tends to shy away from contact especially over the middle
– Does a poor job of attacking the ball
– Traps the ball against his chest to often
– Doesn’t come back to the ball and lets smaller CB’s be more physical with him
– Has a lot of character concerns
– Labelled as immature
– Publicly called out his team when declaring for the NFL Draft
– Has been charged for offenses in his past

Skills:
1-poor, 2-weak, 3-above average, 4-very good, 5-elite

Speed: 3.0
Hands: 3.5
After Catch: 2.0
Body Control: 4.0
Range: 2.5
Pro Potential: 3.0

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