10 NFL prospects who are rising, falling heading into draft

The 2017 NFL draft is about a month away, and the draft board looks like a Chutes and Ladders board with all the names going up and down.These players have seen their draft stock fluctuate wildly and probably have to brace for another roller coaster month before they finally know their future.(NFL Draft Scout and NFL.com were used for scouting reports.) Rising: Gareon Conley, CB...
Via The Sports Daily
March 27, 2017  |  Discuss

Shutdown secondary key to No. 4 Washington's success

SEATTLE (AP) When Budda Baker gets an opportunity to sit down and watch NFL games on Sundays, or when he takes the time to watch film of the pros he would like to emulate, it all looks very familiar. He sees the same techniques, the same coverages being played by the professionals that he's been taught since arriving at Washington. ''Exactly to a T. We run an NFL defense,'' Baker...
Via Associated Press
November 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Keeping Budda Baker home was critical for No. 6 Washington

SEATTLE (AP) It's too simple of an equation to say that Budda Baker was the cause and Washington being on the cusp of a Pac-12 North title was the effect. But it's not too far of a stretch to believe that the most impactful recruit landed by Chris Petersen since he arrived at Washington came in February 2014. That's when Baker decided to stay home with the Huskies rather than...
Via Associated Press
November 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Five teams that could surprise the college football world in 2016

As the 2016 NCAA football season gets underway, debate generally focuses on national championship contenders and potential Heisman Trophy winners. But each year there are a number of surprise teams that make waves across the college football spectrum, and 2016 will be no different. Here’s a look at five Power-5 teams that could alter the course of their conferences this season....
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Washington safety Budda Baker named to CFB Top 100 list

Sports on Earth recently ranked the top 100 players in college football for the 2015 season and Washington safety Budda Baker was ranked No. 78, the highest ranking given to a Pac-12 North defensive back.Here is what writer Matt Brown had to say about ranking Baker at No. 78:"With a wave of stars from the Washington defense off to the NFL, Baker is set to step into the spotlight...
Via FOX Sports
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Budda Baker named to Jim Thorpe Award watch list

Sophomore Budda Baker has been named to the Jim Thorpe Award watch list. The Thorpe Award is presented annually to the nation's top defensive back. This represents the third watch list Baker has been named to so far. Baker was also named to the Bronko Nagurski and Paul Hornung watch lists.Bakers is expected to be Washington's best defensive player in 2015 and will also see time as...
Via FOX Sports
July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Budda Baker named to Paul Hornung Award watch list

Washington Huskies defensive back Budda Baker has been named to the Paul Hornung Award watch list, which is given annually to the nations "most versatile player".Baker was one of 44 players named to the list and one of eight Pac-12 players named. The University of Washington is looking to Baker to complete a back-to-back for the Hornung Award. UW linebacker/running back Shaq Thompson...
Via FOX Sports
July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Budda Baker named to Phil Steele's preseason All-American list

Phil Steele has named Washington Huskies FS Budda Baker to his preseason All-American list. Baker was named to Steele's third-team, along with other Pac-12 athletes such as ASU's DJ Foster, Oregon's Tyler Johnstone and Stanford's Joshua Garnett.Steele also named six Huskies, including Baker, on his preseason All-Pac-12 teams. The other five Huskies included on the Pac-12 teams were...
Via FOX Sports
June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Washington DB Budda Baker Makes the Sweet One-Handed Interception

I'm like most football fans in that if given a choice of watching only certain plays I want to see the hits. I want to watch the bone-crunching, slobber knocking, hurt the unborn children of your own unborn child. However, from time to time there are catches that are just freaking sweet and deserved to be recognized.Like this interception Washington defensive back Budda Baker made...
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January 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Budda Baker has sense of humor about Myles Jack stiffarm

Myles Jack ripped off an impressive 28-yard touchdown run on Saturday against Washington that included a stiffarm and spin move, both of which were executed to perfection. Washington true freshman safety Budda Baker was on the receiving end of the stiffarm, but at least he has a good sense of humor about it. Check out...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 09, 2014  |  Discuss

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