Photo of Kurtis Drummond

Combine Results

5.42 ?
  • 4.65 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 39.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 119.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.09 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.33 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 12.03 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'1" Height
  • 32 1/4" Arm Length
  • 208LBS. Weight
  • 10 3/8" Hands


2014: Big Ten Defensive Back of the Year. Third-team AP All-American. First-team All-Big Ten. 2013: First-team All-Big Ten. Started all 14 games. 2012: Played all 13 games with seven starts. 2011: Played in 12 games as a reserve safety, making one start in final game vs Georgia. 2010: Redshirted after undergoing surgery to repair a torn shoulder labrum.

Pro Day Results

Broad jump: 10 feet, 3 inches
20-yard short shuttle: 4.41 seconds
Bench press: 13 reps of 225 pounds



Big and good looking on the hoof. Is a very fluid mover in space and has NFL-caliber play speed. Used in off coverage on slot receivers. Can click and close on throws in his vicinity and his ball skills are outstanding for the position. Has 25 passes defensed and 8 interceptions over the last two seasons. Has hips and closing speed to recover when beaten.


Finesse safety who is a catch-and-drag tackler. Has had issues with missed tackles over the last three years. Inconsistent body control when asked to tackle in space. Takes suspect angles from high to low. Must improve at breaking down in space and centering his strike point. Eyes are slow to recognize and will bust coverage at times because of it. Allowed career-worst 9.1 yards per target.

Draft Projection

Round 4

NFL Comparison

Aaron Williams

Bottom Line

Drummond is a bag of mismatched parts. He has the ball skills and closing burst of a starting NFL free safety, but his instincts and tackling could scare teams away from viewing him as a single-high center fielder. He's not physical enough to play around the line of scrimmage, so his draft position will ultimately rest on how teams weigh his ball skills against his instincts.
-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.