Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Woody Baron

Defensive tackle
School: Virginia Tech | Conference: ACC
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-1 / 275 | 40: 5.10 | DRAFT YR:2017

Rankings

Grade
3.00
Projected Round
FA
Bio: 
First-year starter at defensive tackle in 2016, posting 56 tackles (18.5 for loss) and 5.5 sacks. Started five games in 2015, making 28 tackles (eight for loss) with three sacks and two forced fumbles. Combined for 15 tackles in his first two seasons.
Pos: 
Small but quick interior tackle coming off a career campaign. Explosive, fires off the snap and quickly gets through the gaps of the offensive line to make plays in the backfield. Easily changes direction, keeps his feet and hands active throughout the play and chases hard. Plays with proper pad level, gets leverage on opponents and squeezes through the small openings of the offensive line. Relentless, slides laterally and makes plays against the run outside the box.
Neg: 
Easily taken from the action by a single blocker. Lacks lower-body strength and gets pushed off the line. First-step lineman.
Analysis: 
Baron has physical limitations but gets the most from his ability and offers potential as a three-technique tackle.