Photo of Kerry Hyder
Grade
4.9 ?
  • 5.10 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 20 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 29.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 108.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.23 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.33 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'2" Height
  • 33 1/2" Arm Length
  • 290LBS. Weight
  • 9 3/4" Hands

Overview

Two-time second-team All-Big 12 pick (2012-13). 2013: Started all 13 games and led team in tackles for loss with 11.5. 2012: Started all 13 games. 2011: Started all 12 games. 2010: Played in 11 games and started three. 2009: Redshirted.

Analysis

Strengths

Thick through his trunk. Stout against the run -- drops his base and holds his ground. Excellent hand use -- shoots his hands and jolts defenders. Strong, active paws to disengage. Gives effort in pursuit. Strong wrap tackler. Competes against double teams. Tough, durable, three-year starter. Has a professional work ethic. Team captain.

Weaknesses

Bad-bodied. Size and length are just adequate -- does not have ideal build. Not explosive -- ordinary get-off. Very average foot athlete, especially for his size. Top-heavy movement -- shows some lower-body stiffness and struggles to redirect efficiently. Production is effort-based. Could stand to shed some bad weight and improve his conditioning and stamina. Production is fabricated against lesser competition in garbage time.

Bottom Line

Undersized, thickly built, active defensive lineman with tweener traits. Lacks ideal explosiveness and flexibility, but his hand use, competitiveness and motor could enable him to fight for a spot as a rotational three- or five-technique.
-Nolan Nawrocki
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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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