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Grade
5.24 ?
  • 5.16 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 25 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 28.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 108.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.92 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.71 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'5" Height
  • 34" Arm Length
  • 315LBS. Weight
  • 10" Hands

Overview

Started in 56 of 57 career games. Two-time AP FCS All-American (2012-13) and two-time first-team All-Missouri Valley (2012-13) selection. 2013: Started all 15 games. 2012: Started all 15 games. 2011: Started 14 games, missing the season opener. 2010: Played 13 games and started in 12. High school: All-state lineman. Was also a pitcher and first baseman on baseball team. Father, Maurice (running back), was drafted in 1983 by the Vikings. Brother, Bryan Kehl (linebacker), was drafted by the Giants in 2008.

Analysis

Strengths

Big hands and nice length. Light on his feet. Flashes strength in his punch. Tries to run his feet on contact. Is athletic enough to fan the rush when all his moving parts are coordinated. Aware to handle stunts. Energetic playing temperament -- competes and blocks to the whistle. Four-year starter for the nation's preeminent I-AA program. Smart, hardworking and dependable. Has NFL bloodlines.

Weaknesses

Needs to improve his core strength and fortify his base. Plays too tall and narrow-based -- pad level fluctuates. Does not explode on contact. Footwork and technique need refinement. Carries his hands low. Tends to overextend and bend at the waist. Average contact balance and body control. Slides off blocks. Struggles to clear his feet as a puller. Inconsistent connecting and sustaining on the second level.

Bottom Line

Big-framed, raw, aggressive FCS standout who flashes a nice combination of foot quickness, punch strength and nastiness to warrant consideration as a project. Has a bit of a bull-in-a-china-shop element at this stage of his career, but has moldable tools and could develop into a swing backup.
-Nolan Nawrocki
C
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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