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Zack Baun | 53

LB | Wisconsin | New Orleans Saints
Ht: 6023 / 6' 02" | Wt: 225 | Upd: 03/29/2023


Birth Date: 12/30/1996
Age: 26
Original Team: NO
NFL Entry: 20 03 074
NFL Exp: 4
Depth Chart Key: 20/3
Team History: NO

Player History

07/20 NO D/C signed
12/22 NO IR 15

Ourlads' Profile:

2020 Guide: What Ourlads' Scouting Services said about ZACK BAUN: Wisconsin, 6023 238 4.68. Two year starter, Brown Deer, WI. Second-team All-America and first-team All-Big Ten in 2019. The traditional 3-4 outside linebacker lines up on the edge, over tight ends and occasionally walked off on the weak side of the formation. Powerful quick twitch athlete who still has upside as an NFL prospect. Tough to run against on the edge as he uses his hands and long arms to quickly stun and separate from blocks. Can quickly swim over or rip under to shed and work to the ball. Can make plays on the backside with outstanding lateral movement. Flattens out and can play the quarterback and running back on the run/pass option. Has speed to chase across the field. Teams that avoided his side had to account for his backside pursuit. Solid pass rusher with quickness at the snap. Has the speed and bend to get around a tackle and press the quarterback. Has a burst to close once free. Used mostly to rush the passer but dropped in coverage enough to demonstrate zone awareness and ability to get in the throwing lanes. Fluid pass drop with easy change of direction. Flips his hips to close voids and stay underneath intermediate routes. Has enough speed to match backs and tight ends. Explosive tackler who finishes. Makes plays in space. Light for a full time edge rusher he will need development off the ball. Powerful athletic tackles can give him problems as he still has to develop counter moves. Will have to develop more in coverage if he makes the move to a fulltime linebacker. Has the tools to do it and in the right scheme can be a productive full-time starter. Senior Bowl notes: Primarily played on the edge but was also backed off. Showed change of direction skill and could flip his hips in coverage but lacked awareness. Solid hand use versus a tight end to set the edge. Showed well as an edge rusher with quickness and technique. 2019 stats: 76 T, 19.5 TFL, 12.5 sacks, 2 PBU, 10 QBH, 2 FR, 1 INT (1 TD). Edge speed:left 2.01, right 2.32. OSR:10/19. Second/third round. (A-32 3/4, H-9 5/8, BP-24, SS-4.31).