"As soon as I got [to the team facility], I did what I needed to do from a physical standpoint," Baldwin said. "I got into offense and learned the plays. [This is] a great opportunity and I'm looking forward to it."
In the last preseason game with the Chiefs against the 49ers, Baldwin was targeted twice and recorded a drop while the second throw was also an incompletion. He said he wants to move on from his mistakes.
"As professionals, we want to catch [everything] but you can't get too down on things and try to make the next play," said Baldwin. "As human beings we can't make anyone happy. All I can do now is go from the present and learn all I can as possible from the coaches."
Drafted 26th overall by the Chiefs in the 2011 NFL Draft, Baldwin had a disappointing second season with 325 receiving yards and one touchdown in 2012. He averaged 16.3 yards per reception, but the catch is that he only had a paltry 20 receptions in total.
This is Baldwin's fourth offense in four years dating back to his last year of college football at Pittsburgh. He said despite learning something new with the 49ers, Greg Roman's system will be easier to adjust to compared to previous years.
"At the end of the day in a new offense, you can't go back on the old [playbook] and [you need to] start learning the new stuff," said Baldwin. "This new offense is a small carry over. It helps to hear some of the terminology which is similar to what I did in Kansas City."
Baldwin's had a good impression of Colin Kaepernick at first glance. He mentioned how he likes the athleticism and quickness not only from the quarterback's legs, but also the zip he has on the ball.
Offensive coordinator Greg Roman liked what he saw in Baldwin's work ethic by showing up early in the morning to work with the team. He said the third-year wide receiver's frame is what stands out.
"Size is first thing you notice with Baldwin," Roman said. "[He has] good range and a good leaping ability. His great catch radius is always a good thing."
For Baldwin to make the team, he will need to beat out Ricardo Lockette, Kassim Osgood, Austin Collie, Lavelle Hawkins, Chad Hall and Chuck Jacobs for a roster spot. Anquan Boldin, Kyle Williams and Quinton Patton are locks to make the team while it is certain that Marlon Moore had a strong chance. Mario Manningham will return to the team in Week 7 at the earliest. Roman would not comment on how many receivers will make the team this season by saying the competition is still heavy.
Baldwin said he isn't thinking about the competition at the wide receiver position saying that he controls his own fate. It is up to what he shows to the coaches in order to earn his spot on the roster.
"The only thing you can do when called upon to go in, is to execute to the best of your ability," said Baldwin. "I need to keep learning and do whatever they need me to do."