Stanley Jean-Baptiste, CB, Nebraska
6'3", 218 lbs
40-YD Dash: 4.61
2013: 4 INT, 12 Pass-Breakups, 41 Tackles,
2012: 2 INT, 24 Tackles
2013: Second-Team All-Big Ten
As teams continue to copy the Seattle Seahawk's defensive mentality, tall cornerbacks are becoming more popular in the NFL. Guys like Richard Sherman and Aqib Talib are able to physically matchup with almost any wide receiver. Stanley Jean-Baptiste fits that mold perfectly.
Baptiste is a large cornerback listed at 6'3" that can also physically dominate receivers. His long arms help him win 50/50 balls. He has fluid hips that make him effective in zone coverage. In man coverage, Baptiste does a great job in press where he utilizes his large frame to get a strong jam. Baptiste shows good instincts and has quick reactions. He boasted the second highest vertical (41.5") of any player at the NFL Combine.
Baptiste needs to improve his run defense. He ducks his head when tackling causing him to miss at times. Because of his size, he does not have elite speed or great acceleration. Has small hands and stiff hips. Baptiste is not a quick-twitch athlete.
Baptiste has great size with an excellent vertical jump to go with it. He will physically be able to matchup with the larger wide receivers in the NFL. He is physical and has a large wingspan. But because of his size, Baptiste lacks elite speed and quickness. He has stiff hips and does not have great acceleration. Baptiste would be a good value in the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft.
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