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Jonathan Baldwin (WR)
  • Height:
    6'4"
  • Weight:
    228 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    33 5/8 in.
  • Hand Size:
    10 1/8 in.
  • College:
    Pittsburgh
  • Conference:
    ACC
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Selected by: Kansas City Chiefs
Round: 1
Pick (Overall): 26 (26)

Pick Analysis: Todd Hailey identifies an explosive complementary receiver to pair with Dwayne Bowe. Baldwin has remarkable athleticism and skills, but hasn't been consistent throughout his career. However, his potential is off the charts, and he could become a difference maker in the Chiefs' vertical passing game.
Combine Stats
  • 40 Yard Dash4.5 sec
  • 3 Cone Drill7.07 sec
  • 20 Yard Shuttle4.34 sec
  • 60 Yard Shuttle11.4 sec
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Overview

Baldwin is giant wide receiver with the potential to develop into a starter at the next level. He is a speed builder who can get behind defensive backs, and he quickly finds the ball in the air. He is a weapon over the middle, as he has strong, reliable hands and the body control to make acrobatic catches in traffic. He is dangerous after the catch, as he can run away from linebackers and over defensive backs. Baldwin has to refine his route running skills, but he is intriguing due to his freakish measurables.


Strengths

Baldwin is a huge receiver with deceptive speed. Long strider that can stretch the field and shows the ability to consistently track the ball in the air. Possesses excellent hands and high points the ball very well. Strong runner after the catch that breaks arm tackles and flashes a vicious stiff arm. Fearless over the middle.

Weaknesses

Sloppy route runner that struggles to separate from quicker defensive backs. Takes too many false steps in transition and does not always find soft spots in zone coverage. Does not have enough wiggle to make defenders miss in the open field. Not exactly a willing run blocker and will occasionally take plays off.

Grade

6.9

 

Video Playlist

  1. Chiefs take Baldwin No. 26

    Published: April 28, 2011 at 11:14 p.m.

    After the Ravens pass on their pick, the Kansas City Chiefs take University of Pittsburgh WR Jonathan Baldwin with the 26th overall pick in the 2011 draft.

  2. 2011 Draft Profile - WR Jonathan Baldwin, Pittsburgh

    Published: April 8, 2011 at 01:19 p.m.

    A look at draft prospect Pittsburgh wide receiver Jonathan Baldwin.

  3. 2011 combine workout: Jon Baldwin

    Published: March 7, 2011 at 05:04 p.m.

    Watch Pittsburgh WR Jon Baldwin work out at the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine.

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