Photo of Zachariah Kerr
5.1 ?
  • 5.08 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 28 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 28.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 99.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.93 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.71 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'1" Height
  • 32 7/8" Arm Length
  • 326LBS. Weight
  • 9 3/4" Hands


2013: First-team All-Colonial Athletic Association. 3.5 sacks (third-most on team). Led team with 2 FFs. 2012: Second-team All-CAA. 47-yard INT return for TD. 2011: Did not play (academically ineligible). 2010 at Maryland: Played all 13 games. 21 tackles, 1.5 TFL.

2009 at Maryland: Played 7 games. 2 tackles. High School: No. 55 DT nationally (Rivals). All-State '06 and '07. According to school bio, Kerr "could not play football prior to high school because he was too big, so he helped as an assistant with his local little league team."



Has a solid frame with long arms. Good lower-body power -- can collapse the pocket and walk blockers back to the quarterback when he comes off the ball low. Secure tackler. Regularly splits the double team and can stack the point vs. single blocks. Likes the weight room and works to improve.


Short. Limited agility. Tends to wear down, takes some plays off and effort wanes. Gets fooled by misdirection and can be late to locate the ball. Could stand to improve hand use as a pass rusher and shedding blocks. Regularly faced inferior competition. Has a concussion history.

Draft Projection

Rounds 6-7

Bottom Line

Thick-bodied, long-armed, powerful 3-4 nose tackle with scheme versatility to factor in a rotation for an even or odd front. Uses a lot of finesse and would be best utilized in a defense where he is allowed to slant, stunt and shoot gaps. Has moldable tools to develop.
-Nolan Nawrocki
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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