Kawaan Baker, an explosive WR from fledgling football program South Alabama, concludes our New Orleans Saints draft series.
Rachel Jones sits down with JT Crabtree, the voice of the Jaguars, on a new episode of Black and Gold Rush to discuss Baker (or “KB”) the person and the player whom the Saints chose in the seventh round, just three spots behind where they selected legendary WR Marques Colston 15 years ago.
Baker stole the show at South Alabama’s Pro Day with a 4.41 second 40-time and impressive vertical leap and broad jumps, and he became the first Jaguar ever drafted by the Saints in South Alabama’s 13-year football history.
Known as Kawaan Baker the Touchdown Maker, Rachel and JT explore the Atlanta native’s route to the final roster, his quiet demeanor off the field, and much more.
PROGRAMMING NOTE: New episodes of Black and Gold Rush return June 21, 2021!
TOP 3 TWEETABLE QUOTES:
- (7:54) “He really opened some eyes late in the game, and I think that’s what got him the 255 spot with the Saints. I know he’s thrilled to have just an opportunity to show what he can do.”
- (9:54) “I cannot think of a better spot for Kawaan to land, not just being local, but also I really think he fits into that Saints offense that uses so many different weapons and utilizes them in so many different ways.”
- (11:21) “I don’t really remember him posting anything or saying anything pro-Falcons, so I think it’s a pretty easy change for him … you will never see him wearing black, white and red at the same time ever.”
- (23:10) Random Round
CONNECT WITH US / LINKS MENTIONED:
Saints Draft Pick Series Part 1 – Payton Turner
Saints Draft Pick Series Part 2 – Pete Werner
Saints Draft Pick Series Part 3 – Paulson Adebo
Saints Draft Pick Series Part 4 – Ian Book
Saints Draft Pick Series Part 5 – Landon Young
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