Darryl Baldwin, OT

School: Ohio State  |  Conference: BIG10
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Solon, OH
Height/Weight: 6-6 / 305 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
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Player Overview

A three-star strong-side defensive end recruit out of high school, Baldwin put on more than 50 pounds in his five years at Ohio State. He transitioned to the offensive line after 2011, having redshirted in 2010. Baldwin backed up left tackle Jack Mewhort in 2012 and 2013, but started at right tackle for the duration of the 2014 season.

Ohio State won a National Championship with Baldwin at right tackle. The lineman has experience on special teams, too. He graduates as a fifth-year senior with both a bachelor's and master's degree.

Out of Solon, Ohio, Baldwin stayed home and committed to the Buckeyes out of high school. Originally a defensive lineman, Baldwin was quite the successful havoc-wreaker in high school, recording 25 TFL and 9.0 sacks in his senior year. Baldwin waited his turn and had a successful 2014 as a starter.

His bachelor's degree is in business marketing and his master's degree is in sport management. A three-time OSU Scholar-Athlete and a two-time Academic All-Big Ten Conference honoree, Baldwin's academic pedigree is strong. He played basketball and competed in track in high school.

Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Prototypical tackle in terms of height and weight at 6-6, 307...plays low when run blocking and is able to get to the point of attack quickly...long arms allow him to reach block well...impressive footwork - rarely lets pass rushers beat him with speed to the outside...quick enough to get to the second level...experienced player by virtue of his five years in Columbus...rare athleticism for a man his size - ran sub-5.0 seconds in the 40 yard dash and put up 30 reps on the bench at pro day...sets the edge well in pass blocking situations.

Smart, ambitious individual...finished bachelor's and master's degree at OSU in five-year career..."I get to see him in the classroom every Tuesday and Thursday morning working just as hard as he does on the field, striving to achieve academic goals," Dr. Brian Turner, an associate professor, said of Baldwin...will be well equipped to do little things at next level, like participating in meetings and managing life off the field...strong work ethic is apparent...started every game for national champions at right tackle in 2014.

WEAKNESSES: Has poor balance when setting for pass blocks...despite his large frame, is frequently driven backward by bull rushes...looks confused when asked to block in space...fails to consistently execute assignments on screen plays...struggles with hand placement on blocks...doesn't drive defensive linemen back in the run game...has a tendency to give up on plays when on the backside...can be very susceptible to defensive linemen using pass rushing moves/using hands in general...doesn't lock on to defenders when run blocking.

Doesn't have a starting pedigree...2014 was first year as a starter - until then he had toggled between being a defensive lineman and special teamer...advanced age in relation to peers as fifth-year senior...better athlete in pro day setting than on game tape...has the strength to be a force in both run and pass block situations but doesn't use it well...very raw athlete - will take time to develop.

--Eli Nachmany

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