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While many consider Baker undersized for his position at just 5-feet-10, he makes up for his deficiency with his awareness and football knowledge. In just three seasons at Washington, Baker amassed 5 interceptions and almost 200 total tackles, demonstrating his proficiency in the passing game as well as stopping the run. He is extremely quick and breaks into passing lanes, as well as playing bigger than his size. He would be the perfect compliment in coverage, allowing Reshad Jones to do what he does best and roam and make plays on the ball.
The Michigan prospect may be the most talked about defender in the draft because of his versatlity. He already worked out with the linebackers, and ran a blazing 4.46 forty-yard dash. He will work out again today with the defensive backs, and will more than likely be drafted to play a safety-linebacker hybrid position, similar to Arizona Cardinals Deone Bucannon. Peppers has ties to Michigan fan and Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, and if he continues to show out at the combine, the Dolphins may draft him to work alongside Reshad Jones. His athleticism is almost unparalleled in the draft.
The first thing you will notice about this safety is his size. At 6-feet-4, Melifonwu has the height to guard anyone on the field in the passing game. He was a four year starter at Connecticut, Melifonwu´s game style is similar to Reshad Jones, hanging around the line of scrimmage and making plays in the run game. For this reason, he may not be as high on the Dolphins´ radar, but he can absolutely fly and will only get better as he learns in the NFL. Keep an eye on this massive youngster at the combine today.