First round: Deandre Baker, CB, Georgia
The Denver Broncos could be in the market for a cornerback early in this year’s draft. There are a few guys who could be considered the ‘best’ in this year’s class, but Deandre Baker seems to really fit the profile of what John Elway and the front office identified in the 2018 class.
Last year’s draft class included a number of guys who played three or four years in college, were captains on their college teams, and had a great combination of leadership skills, intangibles, and athletic ability.
Baker has all of that.
The 2018 All-American picked off seven passes in his time at Georgia and broke up 23 passes over the past three seasons.
Baker sees the field really well and does a great job mirroring receivers in coverage. He watches the quarterback’s eyes and isn’t easily fooled by double moves.
He attacks the football well and though he still had seven interceptions in college, he had a number of others bounce off of his hands.
He would be an instant starter for the Broncos with Isaac Yiadom on the other side and Chris Harris Jr. in the slot.