Photo of Khairi Fortt
Grade
5.25 ?
  • 4.70 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 30 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 36.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 120.0 INCH
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Top Performer
  • 6'2" Height
  • 33 5/8" Arm Length
  • 248LBS. Weight
  • 10 1/8" Hands

Overview

2013: Butkus Award semifinalist started in nine of 11 games played. Missed the last three games of season with a biceps injury. 2012: Redshirted due to knee surgery after transferring from Penn State. Had knee surgery prior to the 2012 season. Actually tore the ligament in ninth grade, but didn't become a problem until early 2012. 2011: Played in 13 games, but started none, for Penn State. 2010: Played in nine games and started one for Penn State.

Analysis

Strengths

Good size with a muscular build. Field fast -- moves like a safety. Very athletic and agile. Plays on his feet and bends naturally. Excellent lateral agility -- flows smoothly and has sideline-to-sideline range. Uses his arms like flippers to play off blocks. Loose-hipped to drop into coverage and match with backs and tight ends. Has traits to excel on special teams.

Weaknesses

Frame is nearly maxed out. Very average key-and-diagnose skills slow his play speed. Does not always trust what he sees -- takes false steps and hesitates to trigger. Inconsistent run fits and field leverage. Can be stronger at the point of attack. Did not make enough splash plays. Has underachiever traits. Motivation and durability should be looked into.

Bottom Line

A better athlete than football player at this stage of his development, Fortt transferred from Penn State and played only one season at Cal before making a premature jump to the NFL. Speedy, finesse, see-and-go reactor who looks the part and has intriguing, starter-caliber athleticism to fit on the weak side in a fast-flowing 4-3 where he’s freed up to chase the ball. Should be a combine all-star and is draftable on measurables alone, but must sharpen his eyes and instincts to reach his potential.
-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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