As the Atlanta Falcons continue to sign more and more reinforcements for the offensive and defensive lines, the cornerback position comes more into focus for the upcoming 2019 NFL Draft. One cornerback Atlanta should be focusing on, played right in their backyard for the Georgia Football program. That cornerback is Deandre Baker.
It is an astounding fact that the Atlanta Falcons have only drafted four players from the University of Georgia Football program in the last 18 years. Linebacker Akeem Dent, running back Thomas Brown, tight end Martinez Millner and quarterback D.J. Shockley, are the rare quartet of Georgia Bulldogs drafted by Atlanta since the year 2000. Dent was the most recent of those picks, being drafted by the Falcons in 2011. He was also the highest draft pick of the group, being selected in the third round. This is surprising being that Georgia Football has produced 28 active NFL players, tying the school for number ten among all universities. Deandre Baker may be just the man to break that streak. If Atlanta does elect to select Baker, he would be the first Georgia Bulldogs player ever, to every be drafted by the Falcons in round one.
Cornerback Deandre Baker was born and raised in Miami, Florida. He was classified as a three star football recruit following his High School career at Miami Northwestern. Baker was also a high school all state sprinter for the track team. He chose to leave his home state of Florida, as he headed one state north to play college football for the Georgia Bulldogs.