Photo of Darius Kilgo
Drafted By: Broncos
5.0 ?

Draft Analysis:

Kilgo is a one-dimensional run stuffer from the nose position. He can 2-gap for the Broncos but he'll need to develop a more well-rounded game to stick. --Mark Dulgerian

  • 6'3" Height
  • 319LBS. Weight


2014: Started all 13 games, recording eight tackles for loss and two sacks. 2013: Started 12 of 13 games. 2012: Started 11 games and played in 12 at nose tackle. 2011: Played in five games as a reserve defensive lineman. 2010: Redshirted.

Pro Day Results

40-yard dash: 5.13 and 5.2 seconds
Vertical jump: 24 inches
Broad jump: 8 feet
Short shuttle: 4.65 seconds
3-cone: 7.49 seconds
Bench press: 33 reps of 225 pounds



Flashes strength in upper body when he gets arm extension. Rarely gets moved off of his spot in one-on- one matchups. Recovered three fumbles in 2014 and blocked a kick. When his pad level is right, he can leverage blocker and win the gap. Three-year starter.


Is a complete non-factor as a pass rusher. Must improve hand work at the point of attack. If he doesn't win quickly, he rarely works his way into a winning position against his blocker. Lacks quickness out of his stance. Below-average strength from lower half and plays with poor balance. Gets corkscrewed and flattened by double teams. Very limited play radius. Too often fails to find ball carrier in time.

Draft Projection

Round 7 or priority free agent

Bottom Line

Kilgo's frame carries his weight well, but he's missing the power necessary to play the nose. Kilgo rarely threatens the gap as a penetrator and he struggles to hold up against double teams. Kilgo's lack of aggressive temperament and pure strength could make him a tough sell on draft day.
-Lance Zierlein
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.