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Steelers Add Champion To Close Draft

Height: 6-3 Weight: 208 40-Time: 4.58

The Steelers ended the 2007 draft by selecting Florida Gator WR Dallas Baker, fresh off of a championship season under Urban Meyer. Baker will try to join a deep receiving corps already manned by Hines Ward, Santonio Holmes, Nate Washington, Cedrick Wilson, Willie Reid, and Walter Young. His 40-time is not to be confused with Ted Ginn (before he got hurt), which probably hurt his stock. However, NFL Draft Countdown gives him the "hard worker" label that Steeler fans love, so he may be a frontrunner to emerge as a training camp favorite.
More on Baker:
--He is the nephew of former Charger WR Wes Chandler. And not "nephew" in the cute way Snoop says it in reference to his buddies. They're actually related.
--Super Prep All-American selection at New Smyrna Beach High School in 2000
--In 2006, reeled in 60 catches for 920 yards (15.3 avg) and 10 TDs for Florida
--"Uncanny ability" to score touchdowns has earned him the nickname "Dallas Baker, Touchdown Maker" by legendary Gator radio announcer Mick Hubert, who blatantly stole the name from former NY Giant Stephen Baker, the Touchdown Maker.
--Originally signed with Florida in February 2001
--Did not enroll immediately at Florida--first attended Northfield Mt. Hermon School in Massachusetts in 2001 to improve academics
--Had an MVP performance (10-147-2) in the Outback Bowl at the end of the 2005 season

--"Recreation Programming" major

Wikipedia Page

Official Florida Bio

NFL Draft Countdown Profile


Sassy Poker said...

As a huge Gator fan, I am ecstatic about this pick, Dallas will work hard and show Pittsburgh that there is a new WR in town to be reckoned with! Welcome Touchdown Maker!!

Louis Lipps is my homeboy said...

I hate to break it to everyone, but as a 7th rounder on a team already with about 7 bazillion receivers, this guy's getting cut in training camp.

Sorry. Everyone tries to see where these late round picks will fit in... but I just see training camp cannon fodder in them.

Dirty Sanchez said...

Truthfully, it's Santonio, Hines, then a bunch of guys that are very replaceable. He can't be any worse than Lee Mays.