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Friday, October 14, 2011

Draft Rewind 2008 - Sam Baker - Atlanta Falcons

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about SAM BAKER: Southern Cal, 6045 309 5.30. Four-year starter. His father, David, is the commissioner of the Arena Football League. Aggressive and competitive. Played left tackle for the Trojans but may project to the right side in the NFL. An average athlete that is always a little behind his opponents movement. To regain body control and balance it takes him a split second. Question his upper and lower body strength. Will battle but is not a natural. Mentally tough. Consistent to make mental adjustments on the move. Flashes an explosive punch at times. Better blocking down than in space. Struggles against edge speed to get depth then redirect rusher. Gets high and loses knee bend in pass pro. Durable over his career. A journeyman type that is a potential starting left tackle. Can play four of five positions. Demonstrated good flexibility in the Senior Bowl. Can anchor and slide his feet. Timing on his punch in pass protection needs to be improved. Arm length is shorter than ideal for a left tackle. Did not workout at the Combine. Second/third round. (A-32 3/4, H-9 1/4, BP-28, 10-1.83).