Late Bloomer #6: Doug Baldwin
After four solid but rather unspectacular years at Stanford, no one thought much of Baldwin. But as an undrafted rookie, he led the Seahawks in receiving in 2011 despite starting just one game. However, it wasn’t until Baldwin led Seattle in receiving during their Super Bowl win over the Broncos until he became a full-time starter in his fourth NFL season.
Baldwin is now synonymous with the Seattle offense and has now been to multiple Pro Bowls. In 2017, he came up nine yards shy of his third consecutive season of 1,000 or more receiving yards.