February 24, 2010
SicEmSports NFL Draft Q&A
In order to get ready for Baylor's upcoming Pro Day and the NFL Combine, SicEmSports has brought in Wes Bunting, the Director of College Scouting for NationalFootballPost.com to give us the heads up on how each of Baylor's prospects look.
SicEm: Where is Jordan Lake projected to go in this year's draft?
Wes Bunting: Lake is projected to go in the late rounds at best. He's not the most gifted athlete and he'll have to make his mark on special teams to stick. A team might take him in the 6th or 7th as a flyer, but I see him more as an undrafted free agent.
SicEm: What does he have to do at his pro day to assure himself a spot in the draft?
Wes Bunting: He's going to need to run a little better, maybe in the 4.5 range. He is what he is - a smart guy that can lay the wood. He lacks a little range and struggles to redirect sometimes. He just needs to show that he is a better athlete, and wow the coaches and scouts there by showing them his ability to understand schemes and by his willingness to contribute on special teams.
SicEm: One thing Lake has to hang his hat on is production. With multiple All-Big 12 honors in hand, does those kinds of accolades at least make him a high priority as an undrafted free agent?
Wes Bunting: I would say so. Some coaches really like his type. He's a smart guy who knows how to find the football, he has shown he can play in the Big 12, he was a team leader, and has blue collar numbers to his name. He just needs to show that he is a little more athletic and is willing to play special teams.
SicEm: What NFL player or recent draftee would you compare Jordan Lake to?
Wes Bunting: I would have to say Jamie Silva out of Boston College. Lake is a little more athletic, but they're both safeties, both special teamers, and Silva has started off his career as a practice squad guy with the Colts.
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