Baldwin works on ‘attitude’
Kevin Gorman of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review wrote a column about Pitt receiver Jon Baldwin, and his path into the NFL Draft this year. He is working with Brett Fischer at Fischer Sports in preparation for the NFL Combine in Indianapolis from February 24 to March 1.
Baldwin is hoping to repair his reputation next week at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, where he not only can showcase his skills but also confront character questions a team might have.
“I know I’m not that way,” Baldwin said by phone from Phoenix on Thursday night. “The only thing I can control right now is getting better, working harder and proving it to people who think that way. I’m definitely looking forward to the interview process and answering those questions.”
Baldwin doesn’t just dream about playing pro football, but he documents those dreams. He sleeps with a notepad under his pillow “in case I wake up in the middle of the night and have ideas for my workouts.” Those workouts made an immediate impression on Brett Fischer, director of Fischer Sports in Phoenix, where Baldwin is training for the NFL combine.
“I heard those same things coming in, but it hasn’t been true,” Fischer said. “He hasn’t shown that to me at all. From Day One, he’s the one chasing me down to do extra work — every day — and that’s what I like about this kid. People who want a great receiver, they’d be crazy to pass up this kid. He’s a specimen. I’ve worked with some of the best guys in the NFL — Larry Fitzgerald, Roddy White, Vincent Jackson, Anquan Boldin and Brandon Marshall — and this kid stacks up with them pound for pound.
“He’s going to put together a great combine.”
Read the entire column on PittsburghLive.com.