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Budda Baker | 3

S | Washington | Arizona Cardinals
Ht: 5095 / 5' 10" | Wt: 195 | Upd: 03/01/2024


Birth Date: 01/10/1996
Age: 28
Original Team: ARZ
NFL Entry: 17 02 036
NFL Exp: 8
Depth Chart Key: 17/2
Team History: ARZ

Player History

05/17 ARZ D/C signed
12/22 ARZ IR 17
09/23 ARZ IR 2
10/23 ARZ Designated for Return 7
10/23 ARZ activated 7

Ourlads' Profile:

2017 Guide: What Ourlads' NFL Scouting Services said about Budda Baker: Washington, 5095 195 4.49. Junior entry from Bellevue, WA. Three-year starter and consensus first-team All-America. Earned back to back first-team All-Pac 12 honors the past two years. Second-team All-Pac 12 Academic honors. Was a highly decorated state champion sprinter in high school. Fiery leader who plays the game with an overly hyper and aggressive approach. All out, all the time. Top tier explosion and short area quickness. Has all the range in deep coverage. Can approach the line and stick to slot receivers. Very good reaction and body control. Can turn his hips at full speed with minimal loss of balance. Efficient path to getting his hands on the ball. Very reliable open field tackler. Makes the effort to wrap up and will rarely miss. Can miss the meat of a block with late and subtle movement. Hard target for blockers to attack. On the bottom tier when it comes to size and presence for the position. Have to question if his body can hold up in the league with his overly aggressive style. Limited reach and extension in traffic. Will have a hard time against bigger receivers. Needs to hone his acceleration to the action and show more discipline. Too often overruns the action. His career has been on the up-tick from the beginning and despite a lack of size and strength, he has had as much impact on the team’s defense as anyone. Baker is a natural lead by example type with his never-off engine and presence all over the field. He can impact the game several ways. There is cornerback-caliber lower body movement in man coverage and a feel for deep zone coverage that is hard to find. He may not be a bruiser in the box, but he’ll get the ball carrier to the ground. He can do it all. 2016 stats: 71 T, 10 TFL, 3 sacks, 6 PBU, 1 QBH, 1 FF, 2 INT. BTR:left 4.65, right 4.69. OSR:13/22. Second round. (A-30 5/ 8, H-9, VJ-32.5, SS-4.10).