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Jammie Kirlew (DE)
  • Height:
    6'1"
  • Weight:
    260 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    32 1/2 in.
  • Hand Size:
    9 7/8 in.
  • College:
    Indiana
  • Conference:
    Big Ten
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Selected by: Denver Broncos
Round: 7
Pick (Overall): 25 (232)
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Pick Analysis: Another in the line of defensive ends that projects to outside linebacker in the 3-4, he will fight for playing time at that spot with the Broncos. He has talent as a pass rusher, and he could fit into Denver's rotation at some point in the future.

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.


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.

Grade

2.5

 
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