Jerome Baker Ohio State linebacker: 2018 NFL draft prospect
Jerome Baker is one of the most versatile linebacker to come out of Ohio State. And in 2018 Baker could end up in the first round of the 2018 NFL draft.
College: Ohio State #17
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Coming out of high school
Jerome Baker came out of high school as a four star recruit by several recruiting agencies. Nationally, Rivals ranked Baker number 41 in the country. And, ESPN ranked Baker as the number 67 recruit in the nation.
As a linebacker Baker ranked number four by Rivals, and 10 by Scout.com.
Jerome Baker played in the final seven Ohio State games of 2015 as a true freshman.
In 2016 Baker earned honorable mention All-Big 10 by the coaches and media.
SB nation considers Baker the most versatile linebacker Ohio State has had since Darron Lee.
He’s arguably the most-versatile defender Ohio State has had since Darron Lee. Baker proved capable of running sideline-to-sideline to make plays against both the run and the pass; all the while saving his finest performances for Ohio State’s toughest competition.
2018 NFL draft potential
Matt Miller of Bleacher Report has Jerome Baker going to the Tennessee Titans with pick number 17. Miller thinks that Baker may need to eat a sandwich or two to bulk up.
Pro Football Focus projects Jerome Baker as a first rounder in the 2018 NFL Draft. PFF has Baker going to the Green Bay Packers with pick number 28.
PFF seems to think that the Green Bay Packers will eventually draft an inside linebacker in the first round. The website also considers Baker strong in coverage and against the run.
Right now, Jerome Baker ranks as the number 45 prospect on the NFL Draft Board for the 2018 NFL Draft.