Re: Steelers sign FA WR Eugene Baker!
Stats for Parker in senior year of college and also his grading when was picked in fifth round out of Kent State in 99 draft.
Eugene Baker | WR | Kent | Mid-American
Selected by Atlanta Falcons in round 5, pick 31 (#164 overall)
Ht Wt 40 BP SS LS VJ BJ Grade
6'0" 167 4.46 - 4.03 10.96 36.5 10'2" 5.28
He is a tall slender WR that is much tougher than his body type would indicate. He is very dependable and will come over middle and is not afraid to take a hit. He has solid hands and rarely drops the ball and knows how to work the DB. On the NFL level, however, it is a fact that he will face more physical corners than he did in college and his ability to escape the jam and tight m/m coverage is a real question mark. He may be a guy that is pushed out of his routes and if that is the case, he will not be in the NFL very long. He must try to add a little size and strength to be able to compete, but his receiving skills are solid enough to make a roster.
1998 Receiving Statistics
Receptions Receiving Yards Yards Per Reception Touchdowns
49 685 14 4
1998 Rushing Statistics
Rushing Yards Attempts Average per Rush Touchdowns
15 2 7.5