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Kavell Conner (LB)
  • Height:
    6'0"
  • Weight:
    242 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    32 3/4 in.
  • Hand Size:
    9 1/2 in.
  • College:
    Clemson
  • Conference:
    ACC
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Selected by: Indianapolis Colts
Round: 7
Pick (Overall): 33 (240)
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Pick Analysis: Conner will have to overcome his lack of height at the pro level, but possesses the speed and toughness to potentially contribute on special teams right away. The Colts have done well with undersized linebackers in the past, and Conner plays bigger than his stature would indicate.

Overview

Conner is an undersized linebacker who was a productive, thee-year starter for the Tigers. He is a tough, hardnosed defender who can be an explosive tackler on contact. He can get engulfed at times versus larger linemen. He doesn't have great lateral quickness and burst but does run well to cover ground in pursuit. He can be inconsistent with his angles and run fits and doesn't always show good instincts reacting as plays unfold. He tends to be out of position with initial alignments and footwork but gives great effort to the pile. Conner is a good football player who has size limitations and needs to develop his coverage skills and overall reactions to contribute at the next level.


Strengths

Conner was a very productive player in college. He's a tough, competitive performer who plays a little bigger than his listed measurables. Exhibits strong tackling ability on contact and in the open field. Has range to make plays at the sideline in pursuit.

Weaknesses

Conner is an undersized outside linebacker prospect for the next level who can be eaten up by bigger blockers. Lacks instincts when diagnosing against the run. Isn't overly comfortable in man coverage. Needs to improve his hand use to shed blockers due to his size.

Grade

2.0

 
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