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Grade
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  • 6'1" Height
  • 32 1/2" Arm Length
  • 260LBS. Weight
  • 9 7/8" Hands

Overview

Kirlew was a productive, three-year starter for the Indiana's defense. He is somewhat of a 'tweener prospect with average size for a defensive end but lacking great athleticism to project to outside linebacker. He is a tough, hardnosed player with great work ethic and intelligence. He plays with a high motor and wins with effort and technique more than athleticism. Kirlew has been a playmaker off the edge but doesn't have great initial quickness and burst to close to the ball. He is an instinctive player who understands angles and locates the ball quickly. He is inconsistent to shed larger blockers, which likely will hinder his ability to play with his hand in the dirt at the next level. Kirlew is a good college football player but is a classic overachiever, and his talent may not project in the same way at the next level.

Analysis

Strengths

Kirlew is a fierce competitor who plays much bigger than his measurables. Well-prepared player who reads his keys and locates the ball fast. Fires off the ball low and gets good leverage. Fights to the whistle every play and makes plays pursuing from behind due to sheer effort.

Weaknesses

Does not have the size to be a defensive end and lacks the lateral quickness to make plays in space as a linebacker. Not explosive enough to consistently get after the quarterback. Shows inconsistent hand use and takes too long to shed blocks. Lacks the fluidity and burst to be effective in zone or man coverage.
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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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