Christian Kirksey   #58 OLB

Height: 6-2   Weight: 235   Age: 26

Born: 8/31/1992 St. Louis , MO

College: Iowa

Experience: 5th season

High School: Hazelwood East HS [St. Louis, MO]









Draft 2014

Pick No.71

Selected By: Cleveland Browns

Round: 3

Pick (Overall): 7 (71)

Pick Analysis: Linebacker-fullback who won state titles in football and track as a Missouri prep. Saw limited action in 11 games in 2010, scratching six tackles, zero for loss and zero sacks. Did not play against Penn State (concussion) or Missouri in the Insight Bowl (right ankle). Stepped into the lineup in '11, starting all 13 games (first seven at weakside linebacker, final six at "Leo") -- produced 110 tackles, five for loss and a sack with two pass breakups and a forced fumble. Started all 12 at the "Leo" (played the weak side against Michigan) and totaled 95-3.5-2 with two pass breakups, two interception touchdowns and a forced fumble. Started all 13 games at "Leo" in '13 and recorded 104-5-2.5 with a pass breakup, an interception, two forced fumbles and a fumble return TD. Team captain. Did not run the 40, shuttles or 3-cone drill at the combine (right hamstring).


Video Playlist

  1. 2014 Combine workout: Christian Kirksey

    Published: March 13, 2014 at 02:00 p.m.

    Watch Iowa linebacker Christian Kirksey work out at the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine.

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