UGA Has The Best Cornerback In College Football

UGA Has The Best Cornerback In College Football

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UGA Has The Best Cornerback In College Football


Deandre Baker has taken his game to another level this year. From game changing turnovers to tenacious pass breakups and consistent lock-down coverage, the senior defender has evolved into a dominant corner.

Baker has begun receiving his due credit on social media. Many NFL Draft analysts rank him among not only their top cornerbacks for the 2019 draft, but among the top overall picks.

ProFootballFocus is a credible source for statistical analysis among football players, and they can’t get enough of Baker.

Their ranking of Baker atop the nation’s cornerback draft prospects is aligned with their comprehensive season rankings, where Baker once again sits alone at the top.

Despite the fact that quarterbacks generally try to avoid throwing Baker’s way, he has still posted dazzling defensive statistics. Per Sportsreference, through 5 games he has registered 21 total tackles (1 for loss), 2 interceptions, 6 pass breakups and a forced fumble. He would also have a touchdown to his name if not for an uncharacteristic mistake that we hopefully will not see a Dawg player commit again.

With the departure of defensive leaders Roquan Smith, Lorenzo Carter, and Davin Bellamy to the NFL, it was essential that someone step up among this young 2018 Georgia defense. Baker has done exactly that. Catch him and the Dawgs taking on LSU this Saturday in what will be a massive clash in Baton Rouge.

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