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2015 NFL DRAFT
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Billy Bajema

Height: 6-5 | Weight: 261 | College: Oklahoma State
 
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Overview

Positives … Has a wide frame with big "guns," solid chest, good bubble, thick thighs and calves and still has room for additional growth … Adequate open field runner with decent downfield range … Bends his knees properly and keeps his feet moving retreating in pass protection … Has good change of direction agility with the body control to make proper adjustments going for the off-target throws … Does a nice job of tracking the ball in flight, getting his head turned properly to look the ball in … Effective at making the tough catches with defenders draped on him in traffic … Catches away from the body's framework … Takes good angles blocking in the second level and is more efficient hitting on the move than when asked to block at the line of scrimmage … Maintains concentration and will not shy away from contact going for the ball in a crowd.

Negatives … While he shows good blocking form, he needs to add more strength, as he can not overpower defenders like one would like at this position … Has to use his hands better to wall off his man, as he falls off too many blocks … Needs to take proper blocking angles (does this up field, but not when working on the line) to sustain in order to compensate for a lack of thrust off the line … Labors getting into gear, lacking the burst to get a clean release coming off the ball … Needs route refinement, as he is choppy in his running stride and has to built up to top speed … Better when playing in motion, as he is a long strider who gathers to cut and is easily covered because he is slow to break down … His marginal lower body strength prevents him from getting leverage at the point of attack … Does a poor job of finding the soft spot to settle in vs. zone coverage … Has average timed speed, but because he rounds his cuts and fails to use his arms to separate, he is not efficient in a vertical attack … Will drop an easy pass when he tries to cradle the ball or double catch.

2004 Season

All-Big Twelve Conference second-team selection by the league's coaches after starting 11 of OSU's 13 games at tight end … Caught 12 passes for 129 yards (10.8 avg) and two touchdowns … Also had two solo tackles on special teams.

2003 GAME Analysis

Nebraska … Opened the season with two catches for 19 yards.Kansas State … Came up with a 25-yard touchdown reception.

Texas Tech … Added a 12-yard catch.Baylor … Grabbed a season-high four passes for 39 yards and an 11-yard touchdown.Mississippi (Cotton Bowl) … Caught one pass for 7 yards.

2003 Season

All-Big Twelve Conference honorable mention … Started every game, coming up with 16 receptions for 271 yards (16.9 avg) and a touchdown … Led the special teams units with eight solo tackles.

2002 GAME ANALYSIS

Northern Iowa … Caught 2 passes for 7 yards and a 1-yard touchdown.Nebraska … Added two catches for 24 yards.Texas Tech … Hauled in four passes for 69 yards.Oklahoma … Had three receptions for a career-high 99 yards.Southern Mississippi (Houston Bowl) … Credited with a 33-yard catch.

2002 Season

Played in eight games, starting vs. Baylor as a true freshman … Finished with 16 yards on four receptions (4.0 avg) … Had an 8-yard reception vs. Colorado and a 9-yard grab vs. Texas Tech … Lost 5 yards on a catch vs. Oklahoma.

Injury Report

Injury report unavailable.

Track

General Business/Pre-Med double major, earning ESPN Academic All-American, Academic All-District, Academic All-Big Twelve Conference and school Honor Roll recognition with a 3.7 grade point average … Son of Lynne and Bill Bajema … Born 10/31/82 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

High School

CAMPUS: 4.73 in the 40-yard dash … 320-pound bench press … 585-pound squat … 344-pound hang clean … 33-inch vertical jump … Right-handed … 30/36 Wonderlic score.: COMBINE: 4.8 in the 40-yard dash … 2.79 20-yard dash … 1.66 10-yard dash … 4.25 20-yard shuttle … 11.76 60-yard shuttle … 7.05 three-cone drill … 31.5-inch vertical jump … 9'5" broad jump … Bench pressed 225 pounds 16 times … 33 -inch arm length … 9 7/8-inch hands … 37 Wonderlic score.

Personal

Attended Westmoore (Oklahoma City, Okla.) High School … Standout quarterback who played on both sides of the ball, also seeing significant time at defensive end as a senior … Finished the season completing 69 of his 149 pass attempts for 845 yards with seven touchdowns and nine interceptions … Both the Daily Oklahoman and the Tulsa World listed Bajema as an honorable mention All-State selection … Listed among the top-30 Oklahoma prospects by First Down Sports, and was selected to participate in the Oil Bowl … Also competed as a member of the Jaguars' basketball and baseball teams.

 
 

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