Corbin Kaufusi

Brigham Young

Prospect Info

College
Brigham Young
Hometown
Class
UT
Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 9"
279 lbs
36 1/8”
Hands
9 1/8”

Prospect Grade

4.99
Should Be in an NFL Training Camp
How We Grade

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Yet another Kaufusi (pronounced kaw-FOO-see) comes through BYU, following his brother Bronson (a third-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft) and joining another brother, Devin, on the Cougars. His father, Steve, was the defensive line coach at BYU until early 2018 and played three years in the NFL. Kaufusi served a mission from 2012 to 2014, then did not play for the Cougars in 2015. Kaufusi played three years of basketball for BYU, as well, averaging 3.8 points and 3.6 rebounds per game. Finally getting on the football field in 2016, he started five of 13 games played (31 tackles, 2.5 sacks, two blocked kicks). Kaufusi led the Cougars with six sacks among his 67 tackles, 7.5 for loss, in 13 starts as a junior. He was tops on the squad with 9.5 tackles for loss and 8.5 sacks in 2018, posting 56 total tackles and two pass breakups, as well.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Priority free agent
Overview
Hard working edge defender who plays with good technique and toughness, but is hindered by his extremely long and leggy build. Kaufusi will need to add at least 20 pounds of muscle to help fill out his frame, but he will still be dealing with leverage concerns due to his height. He does a good job of taking on blockers in front of him in the run game, but his rush relies heavily on effort over go-to moves. His age and frame work against him, but he’s got a shot if he can get bigger and stronger.
Strengths
  • Athletic with functional flexibility for his unique height
  • Above-average read and reaction
  • Plays with smart hands and good technique
  • Good toughness at point of attack
  • Gets rid of blockers with quick shed when hands are right
  • Motor is always engaged on every play
  • Chases from backside with vigor and speed
  • Good violence in hands as a pass rusher
  • Upper body turn allow him to swim and slip blocks
  • Secondary effort brings hustle sacks
Weaknesses
  • Will be a 26-year-old rookie
  • Long, leggy frame creates high center of gravity
  • Leverage at point of attack won't be happening
  • Too slow and "eventual" off snap and into contact
  • Has difficulty with body control vs
  • power
  • Doesn't have a natural position fit
  • Lacks upfield burst as edge rusher
  • Face-up rushing style allows tackles easier target to punch
  • Needs counters to be quicker and better timed
GRADE
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