Cornerback was a significant need coming into the draft for the Saints and they came away with a big one. In Stanley Jean-Baptiste the Saints now have a 6’3″ corner that will be able to compete with some of the new wave of huge receivers taking the league by storm. Jean-Baptiste is a receiver himself originally but he made the switch to corner during his time in college. Kony...
Selection: Stanley Jean-Baptiste, CB, NebraskaJean-Baptiste is the typical big cornerback that NFL teams are starting to love. He was a late riser in the draft process, and even garnered first round grades from a couple of scouts. I never bought into him going that high, but this range fits him very well. The Saints did an excellent job in getting solid value at a position of need...
I reached out to Broncos fans on Twitter, asking what players in the draft they wanted me to break down as a fit for the Broncos. The most requested was Nebraska CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste, so that is where I will begin.Scouting Report:Many have placed Stanley Jean-Baptiste in the mold of the Seattle Seahawks corners: big, strong, and physical. I see no reason to doubt that label....
Stanley Jean-Baptiste, CB Nebraska (SR) #16
Height: 6’ 3”
Weight: 220 lbs
2013: 41 total tackles – 1 sack – 4 interceptions – 11 passes defended
2012: 24 total tackles – 0 sacks – 2 interceptions – 9 passes defended
2011: 7 total tackles – 0 sacks – 1 interception – 1 pass defended
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Nebraska vs. Southern Miss...
It's time for your weekly installment of, "Was that really a targeting penalty?"
The rule that has caused a near-weekly controversy sprung up again Saturday.
The Week 7 version -- at least the first one -- comes from the Nebraska-Purdue game, where Cornhuskers cornerback Stanley Jean-Baptiste was flagged for targeting on this play:
The call was upheld on review,...
The NCAA continues to crack down on monster hits in order to protect its players — today, the Big Ten had its first ejection of the 2013 season when Nebraska’s Stanley Jean-Baptiste was removed from the game after blowing up a Purdue screen play.
You be the judge — does this hit warrant an ejection for targeting?
[Big Ten Network]
Nebraska CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste was just ejected for targeting on this play. Its a big loss for the Huskers to lose their best defensive back like this.
If this is what targeting is, I don’t recognize football anymore.
Stanley Jean-Baptiste breaks up pass in endzone against Southern Miss. (Photo credit:Eric Gregory/Lincoln Journal Star)
After the early scare in the season opener against Wyoming, the Nebraska Cornhuskers looked like totally different team against Southern Mississippi, blowing out the Golden Eagles by a score of 56-13 in Lincoln.
Last week’s game did nothing but further the skepticism...