Position: Free Safety
- 2014: Honorable Mention All-Pac 12
- 2015: First Team All-Pac 12
- 2016: Second Team All-American, First Team All-Pac 12
NFL Draft Board Analysis:
Highest pick on the NFL Draft Board:
Budda Baker joined the NFL Draft Board on 8 February when Daniel Jeremiah added Baker to his NFL Mock Draft 2.0. Baker debuted on the NFL Draft Board with the Kansas City Chiefs pick 27.
Consensus pick on the NFL Draft Board:
Budda Baker is not a consensus pick to be drafted by any NFL team. He appears on the NFL Draft Board once on Daniel Jeremiah’s Mock NFL Draft 2.0 at pick #27 for the Kansas City Chiefs.
Consensus ranking on the NFL Draft Board by Position:
Budda Baker leaped frogged Marcus Williams to the third free safety to appear on the NFL Draft Board behind Obi Melifonwu. On Daniel Jeremiah’s Mock NFL Draft 2.0, he replaced free safety Gareon Conley. The number of free safeties appearing on the NFL Draft Board isn’t encouraging for Budda Baker. With the exception of Malik Hooker, all the free safeties appear only once and in the second half of the first round. If NFL teams start drafting free safeties at a higher rate Baker could easily get drafted in the first round.
- Smart individual, second team Academic All-Pac 12
- Fast, Washington state 100 meter champion in high school
- In high school also played running back and kick returner
- Started as a true freshman
- Can drop down to play the slot
- On the small side, may have trouble covering an NFL tight end
- Not the best tackler
- Big hearted aggressive player