The Rams added some depth to their cornerback situation in the seventh round of the 2011 NFL Draft by tabbing Baylor defensive back Mikail Baker with the 216th overall pick. Baker had 49 tackles and an interception for the Bears last year as they had one of their best seasons in recent memory.
Baker’s breakthrough came at Baylor’s pro day, when he established himself as a legitimate prospect by running a 4.3 40 yard dash. After missing the 2009 season with a devastating leg injury, Baker was granted a sixth year of eligibility and was able to use that to just squeak into the draft.
Ronald Bartell came out of nowhere to have an amazing year for the Rams last season, but for the most part their cornerback situation is made from unproven players and spare parts. Baker could also possibly contribute as a kick returner, which should help him should he be caught in any kind of roster crunch.