Damontae Kazee-DB-San Diego State
Size: 5’10 184lbs

Damontae Kazee

Get to know Damontae: Coming off a 2015 season where he tied for the second-most interceptions in the FBS (eight) and was named Mountain West Defensive Player of the Year (75 tackles, seven pass breakups), Kazee strongly considered entering the 2016 draft as an underclassmen. He returned to San Diego, however, to finish out his career — and again was named the conference defender of the year and first-team all-conference pick. Kazee again tied for second in the nation with seven interceptions, breaking up eight others. His playmaking abilities started as a true freshman, when he came to SDSU after his brother, Walter, finished his time with the Aztecs as a running back. He led the Mountain West with four forced fumbles and making 41 tackles despite not starting a game. Kazee moved into the starting lineup as a sophomore, leading the team with 13 breakups and intercepting another.

Strengths:

  • Route awareness
  • Solid coverage skills
  • Ball-hawk
  • Instinctive

Analysis: Damontae Kazee makes plays, plain and simple. He has good bounce in his feet for short area movement. Plays with a quick transition forward from his pedal when reacting to the route. Looks for most efficient route to the ball to disrupt the catch. Very good route awareness from zone. Can split the high-low combinations and anticipates the chosen route early. Highly instinctive with a taste for turnovers. Wants to make a play on every ball thrown his way. Posted 43 passes defensed over the last three years including 16 interceptions during that time. Active and downhill in his run support.

Weaknesses:

  • Tight in backpedal
  • Recovery speed
  • Size
  • Angles of pursuit

Analysis: Kazee is a tall and a little tight in his backpedal. Unable to carry deep speed down the field. Can be beaten over the top if he’s not diligent with his positioning. Can be run out of position by play-action and jet sweeps that are directed his way. Has recovery quickness underneath, but is missing recovery speed. Takes unsound angles in run support and will lose contain. Lacks size for outside and could be mismatched against size. He can be a very effective slot corner, but if you put him on the outside physical, taller WR’s will have a mismatch against him every time.

NFL Comparison: Dre Bly

Draft Projection: Round 4

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