Photo of Darryl Baldwin
Grade
4.96 ?

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'6" Height
  • 307LBS. Weight

Analysis

Strengths

Outstanding arm length and understands how to use it. Will punch and then re­set hands when needed against spin moves. Has plus upper-body strength and uses it to re­direct pass rushers who turn the corner on him. More than capable of latching on and shutting down simple, straight-­ahead rushers.

Weaknesses

Stiffness in knees. Plays upright and struggles to get his backside cut-­off blocks when moving laterally. Feet get complacent upon contact, allowing defenders with strong motors to work back into plays. Sluggish with punch. Needs to be more sudden and aggressive when he shoots his long arms.

Draft Projection

Round 7 or priority free agent

Bottom Line

Stiff­-legged, long­-armed pass protector who has the length to stymie and frustrate hard­-charging pass rushers. Baldwin lacks change-of-direction ability to handle athletic pass rushers on a consistent basis and is very limited as a run blocker. He could be drafted late on Day 3, but will absolutely be in someone's camp this year.
-Lance Zierlein
C
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.

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