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2011 NFL Draft Prospects: Jonathan Baldwin, The Last Receiver Standing

Pitt's Jonathan Baldwin used to be third on the list of wide receivers in the St. Louis Rams' sights at the 2011 NFL Draft, behind Justin Blackmon and Michael Floyd, but that was before Blackmon and Floyd decided to stay in school—something I would typically be in favor of, if they didn't have a multi-million dollar contract waiting for them at work. Now Baldwin's all that's left, if you're still looking for the Rams to go receiver at 14.

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A 6'5" junior, Baldwin's huge—six-five, 230 pounds—and averaged nearly 20 yards per completion in his breakout sophomore season. His numbers fell back to earth in 2010, but he didn't get any less huge, which was good news for him. 

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Few players are going to be watched more closely during the NFL Combine in February—there's a lot of variation in reports on and opinions about Baldwin's speed, and an impressive 40 time could push him right into the Rams' spot on the draft board. If he disappoints he could look like an overdraft, and move the Rams elsewhere in their quest to make Sam Bradford's job a little less mundane.

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