Jonathan Baldwin scouting report

Jonathan Baldwin WR Pittsburgh

Ht: 6’5″

Wt: 230

Incredible size/speed combination. Built like a tight end but runs like a receiver. Excellent leaping ability; does a nice job going up and plucking the ball out of the air. Not afraid to go across the middle. Has the potential to be a dominant blocker.
Legitimate character concerns.┬áCharged with misdemeanor assault, harassment and disorderly conduct in May 2009 for in an incident with a female student. Charges were later dropped. Often looks disinterested on the field and definitely takes plays off. Timed speed is great, but doesn’t play at that same level. Takes him awhile to get up to full speed. He’s straight-line fast, but lacks the quickness and agility to shake more athletic cornerbacks.
NFL teams love tall receivers who can stretch the field, so Baldwin will get a serious look as a potential 1st-round pick. However, I have concerns about his work ethic and maturity and I don’t think I could justify spending 1st-round money on him. Additionally, I’m not convinced that he’s a true No. 1 receiver. He’s a workout warrior but on the field he just doesn’t display the same speed and athleticism. His upside makes him well worth the risk in the 2nd round, but he is definitely a boom-or-bust prospect.
Posted on by Ryan McCrystal in Scouting Reports - 2011 1 Comment

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