Undrafted free agent Baldwin making impression on Seahawks

Published on August 25, 2011 by     Tacoma News Tribune (Feed)

One of the more impressive receivers for the Seattle Seahawks has been undrafted free agent Doug Baldwin.

At 5-foot-10, 189 pounds, the Stanford graduate doesn’t have the prototypical size coach Pete Carroll looks for in a pass catcher.

But what Baldwin does have is craftiness and the ability to get open in the middle of the field, similar to one of the best slot receivers ever to play for Seattle – Bobby Engram.

“One (of) my strengths is my creativity in the slot,” Baldwin said, “being able to be witty and creative matched up against a nickel corner or a (weakside) linebacker, so just being able to be creative in there, getting open and getting separation.”

But Baldwin, 22, understands he’ll have to do more than catch stop routes in the middle of the field to survive the upcoming cuts.

Usually players on the back end of the roster have to perform well on special teams, either as a punt or kick returner, or in coverage on punts or kickoffs.

Leon Washington has the return position locked up, but Baldwin could serve as a backup, and he’s also a willing participant in other special teams duties.

“It’s real interesting,” Baldwin said. “I haven’t made a tackle in almost seven years, so it was different running down there on (a) kickoff and trying to make a tackle. And I was also up on punt block as one of the frontline guys blocking at guard, and this guy probably had at least 120 pounds on me, but I was excited to get in there and just bump heads with him, and I did a pretty good job for my first time out there doing that.”

Baldwin said playing at Stanford with talented quarterback Andrew Luck – considered the top prospect if he declares for the next year’s draft – and then-Cardinal coach Jim Harbaugh, now coaching the San Francisco 49ers, also helped him get ready for the NFL.

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