Christian Kirk Draft Profile

Christian Kirk draft profile

Strengths:

  • Well built frame
  • Strong for size
  • Quick in and out of breaks
  • Mental makeup
  • Strong, natural hands
  • Solid in the return game
  • YAC

Analysis: Christian Kirk is a strong, muscular receiver especially in his less than six-foot frame. He takes ideal release angles when dealing with a press corner. He can adjust and contort his body in space to avoid redirects by defensive backs. He plays with consistent tempo and good suddenness. Quick in and out of breaks with sharp turns. Impressive on whip routes. Scouts like his mental makeup and desire to compete. Able to dip and scoop the low throws. Plays with strong, natural hands as pass-catcher. Sinks into space against zone and does a good job of protecting the catch. Decisive and competitive once ball in his hands. Has a history of returning both kicks and punts—for success.

Weaknesses:

  • Needs to create better separation
  • Below average catch radius
  • Benefited from Aggies offensive scheme
  • Length

Analysis: Creating separation will be key for Christian Kirk’s success at the next level. He doesn’t show the desired burst into routes to gain separation. Quicker than fast. Has below average catch radius. Generally needs throws near his frame. Hindered by trail coverage down the field due to lack of length. He needs to get with his future receivers coach and learn how to use his strength to fight against tight coverage underneath rather than allowing defender to crowd him. Benefited from variety of rub routes that got him wide open. Needs to play with better knee bend. Made some questionable decisions to field the ball as punt returner.

Size: 5’11 200lbs

Draft Rank: No.5 WR

NFL Comparison: Robert Woods

Draft Projection: Round 2

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