Jake Bailey

Stanford
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Prospect Info

College
Stanford
Hometown
Class
Solana Beach, CA
Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 1"
200 lbs
30”
Hands
8 3/4”

Prospect Grade

5.25
NFL Backup or Special Teams Potential
How We Grade

2019 Draft Results

Drafted by
New England
Patriots
Round 5 ‧ Pick 25
40 Yard Dash
4.72u
Seconds
 
Bench Press
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Reps
 
Vertical Jump
33.0
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
117.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
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Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
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60 Yd Shuttle
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Playlist

Bailey stayed in-state to sign with Stanford after being named a top-10 kicker and punter recruit from Santa Fe Christian High School. His first role with the Cardinal was as a kickoff specialist, where 11 of his 65 kickoffs resulted in touchbacks. He improved those numbers over the next two seasons (44-71 in 2016, 58-83 in 2017) but earned accolades as a punter in those years. Bailey was an honorable mention All-Pac-12 pick as a sophomore (43.5 average, nine fair catches, 22 inside the 20, two touchbacks). Pac-12 coaches named him second-team all-conference in 2017 as he finished seventh in the country with 45.4 yards per punt (20 fair catches, 24 inside the 20 with three touchbacks).
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Rounds 5-6
Overview
Bailey's touch as a pooch kicker needs work, but he does have the tools to improve in that area. His ability to flip the field and sky punts to eliminate return yardage could get him drafted and put him in position to make an NFL roster.
Strengths
  • Possesses plenty of leg with ability to hit it 60 yards in-air without much strain
  • Flips the field to give his defense a fighting chance
  • Has NFL hang time that was best in college in 2018
  • Allowed no explosive punt returns his entire senior season
  • Has skill as directional punter and hits it where he aims it
  • Handles kickoff duties with impressive 82 percent touchback percentage
  • Sure-handed
Weaknesses
  • Will need to improve his touch
  • Uses flip-flop technique to pooch, but will put too much sauce on his kick
  • High number of touchbacks as a punter
  • Net punting average of 39.9 in 2018

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GRADE
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