Cincinnati Bengals Draft Profile: Deandre Baker, Cornerback, Georgia

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COLUMBIA, SC - OCTOBER 9: Defensive back Deandre Baker #18 of the Georgia Bulldogs breaks up a pass intended for wide receiver Tyler Simmons #3 of the South Carolina Gamecocks of the Georgia Bulldogs on October 9, 2016 at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, South Carolina. (Photo by Todd Bennett/GettyImages)
COLUMBIA, SC - OCTOBER 9: Defensive back Deandre Baker #18 of the Georgia Bulldogs breaks up a pass intended for wide receiver Tyler Simmons #3 of the South Carolina Gamecocks of the Georgia Bulldogs on October 9, 2016 at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, South Carolina. (Photo by Todd Bennett/GettyImages) /
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Final Verdict

Baker shows the upside and ball skills to be a first rounder. Ultimately, the question will become if he can guard deep routes against speedy or large receivers. Despite of some of his athletic and physical shortcomings, Baker consistently makes plays on the field and was a valuable player in his time at Georgia, being named the Jim Thorpe Award winner in 2018 for the most outstanding defensive back. If selected at number 11, Baker presents the Bengals another tool for their defensive arsenal.

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