Doug Baldwin | Seattle Seahawks | Wide Receiver
Height: 5’10″ | Weight: 190
Date of Birth: 9/21/1988 (28)
Hometown: Gulf Breeze, Florida
Draft: 2011, Undrafted
Contract: 5 years, $47.5 million, through 2020
Doug Baldwin is one of several late round picks and undrafted players who Pete Carroll has used to create a powerhouse Seattle team over the past five seasons. While he may not be of the same popularity as fellow Seahawks Russell Wilson, Richard Sherman, and Kam Chancellor (just to name a few), Baldwin has been a consistently productive target for Wilson throughout his entire career, and is only improving as time goes on.
Undrafted out of Stanford in 2011, Baldwin played in every game of his rookie season, catching 51 passes for 788 yards, and 4 touchdowns. After an injury plagued 2012, he bounced back in 2013 and began his rise to stardom. Every season since 2013, Baldwin’s receptions have increased, from 50 in 2013, to 94 in 2016.
The past two years especially, Baldwin has been outstanding. Since 2015, he has caught 172 passes for 2,197 yards, and 21 touchdowns, and rarely drops passes or fumbles. Considering Wilson was injured for much of 2016, there’s no reason Baldwin can’t continue this upward trend into 2017. It wouldn’t be surprising if he hit 100 catches, 1,000 yards, and 10 touchdowns this year.
Awards and Accolades:
1x Super Bowl Champion (XLVIII)
1x Pro Bowl (2016)
Honorable Mentions: Amari Cooper, Ladarius Green