Baker even mentioned both of these two safeties by name at the combine.

The Steelers needed a linebacker, and grabbed one at No. 30, selecting J.J. Watt’s brother, T.J. Watt.

The 49ers traded back into the first round as well, swapping with the Seahawks, who had traded with the Falcons and gotten the 31st overall pick. San Francisco used it on Reuben Foster, who was probably the best middle linebacker prospect in this draft. Foster’s stock fell after he was sent home from the combine, and also because of a diluted drug test sample, but his talent is undeniable.

The last pick of the first round was Ryan Ramczyk. The Wisconsin tackle went to the Saints with the No. 32 pick New Orleans got from the Patriots in the Brandin Cooks trade.

Over the years, undersized safeties like Baker have been able to find their place in the NFL. Standing at 5’10 and 195 pounds, Baker will likely be scrutinized for his size. But smaller safeties have carved out roles for themselves over the years. Seattle Seahawks All-Pro free safety Earl Thomas and Arizona Cardinals defensive back Tyrann Mathieu have helped prove that today’s safeties don’t need to be as big as the prototypical defensive backs of years past.

Baker even mentioned both of these two safeties by name at the combine. Honestly, take Wholesale Jerseys From China your pick. Trent Richardson and Brandon Weeden in 2012. Barkevious Mingo in 2013. Justin Gilbert and Johnny Manziel in 2014. None of those players are on the roster today. Danny Shelton and Cameron Erving in 2015 aren’t looking too hot, either, while Corey Coleman was hobbled by Kids Cheap Jerseys China a hand injury in 2016. You could write a book on the Browns’ disastrous draft decisions made this decade.

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