Budda Baker
Budda Baker
24-Year-Old SafetyS
Arizona Cardinals
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Baker might not be as big a name as some defensive backs, but that will change in 2019. His per-snap tackle rate through two years is exceptional - even his 74-tackle rookie season is remarkable considering he played only 517 defensive snaps - and he only turned 23 in January. Furthermore, his playing context could not be better this season. Whether the Kliff Kingsbury offense succeeds is immaterial to Baker - the offense will either score quickly, or turn the ball over quickly, and Baker will be incredibly busy in either case. His listed tackle projection is conservative. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $6.83 million contract with the Cardinals in May of 2017.
Goes for career high in tackles
SArizona Cardinals
January 9, 2020
Baker racked up a career-best 147 tackles (104 solo) in 16 contests during the 2019 season.
ANALYSIS
Baker has been a tackle machine during three pro campaigns, with a pro-rated number of 112.3 tackles per 16 games played. However, other counting stats have been somewhat sporadic, as he's recorded 14 pass defenses, four forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries, 3.5 sacks and one defensive TD in 46 career outings. In the end, the free safety is perhaps the safest bet to produce for IDP purposes among all the team's defensive backs.
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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Measurables Review
How do Budda Baker's measurables compare to other safeties?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
5' 10"
 
Weight
195 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.45 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.08 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.76 sec
 
Vertical Jump
32.5 in
 
Broad Jump
115 in
 
Bench Press
15 reps
 
Hand Length
9.00 in
 
Arm Length
30.75 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
Despite earning no more than eight defensive snaps in a given game until Week 10, the 2017 second-round pick concluded his rookie season with an eye-popping 74 tackles on 48.7 percent of those reps. The impetus for Baker's increased workload was two-fold. First and foremost, the Cardinals lost safety Tyvon Branch for the season in the aforementioned week, but Baker's performance on special teams to that point in the campaign likely gave the coaching staff confidence in his ability to transfer that success to the defensive side of the ball. With the starting strong safety spot secure and Tyrann Mathieu out of the picture, Baker seems to be a near-lock for 100-plus tackles in 2018.
Hardly the playmaker Tyrann Mathieu was coming out of college, Baker was nonetheless plucked in the second round of this year's draft to work as his understudy. Barring an injury to Mathieu, Antoine Bethea or Tyvon Branch, Baker won't earn many defensive snaps in 2017, leaving special teams as the platform in which he's most likely to do work.
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Full go Friday
SArizona Cardinals
December 27, 2019
Baker (quadriceps) was a full participant at Friday's practice, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
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Limited in practice Thursday
SArizona Cardinals
Quadriceps
December 26, 2019
Baker (quadriceps) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
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Notches another nine tackles
SArizona Cardinals
December 24, 2019
Baker racked up nine tackles during Sunday's 27-13 victory over the Seahawks.
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Tackle barrage continues
SArizona Cardinals
December 16, 2019
Baker compiled seven tackles (five solo) during Sunday's 38-24 victory versus the Browns.
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No injury designation for Week 15
SArizona Cardinals
December 13, 2019
Baker (hamstring) does not have an injury designation entering Sunday's game against the Browns, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
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