Kemoko Turay Draft Profile

Kemoko Turay draft profile

Strengths:

  • Explosive
  • Sudden lateral quickness can disrupt in the gaps
  • Rangy with good pursuit motor
  • Solid tackler, knows how to finish
  • Rarely allows a broken or missed tackle
  • Moves easily and naturally in space
  • Aware when dropping into coverage
  • Has coachable traits as pass rusher
  • Slides in space to mirror quarterback’s eyes
  • Plays with good closing burst to the ball

Analysis: Kemoko Turay is an explosive edge defender with the coveted traits of an NFL pass rusher. He is explosive off the snap and possesses elite lateral quickness that allows him to disrupt gaps along the offensive front. He has a high motor that never quits on a play. When he gets his paws on a ball carrier, they rarely are able to escape. Small amount of missed tackles during his collegiate career. He is a natural mover in space and that allows him to be solid in coverage. He keeps his eyes on the quarterback and mirrors the QB wherever his eyes go. Will be able to handle tight ends and backs in the receiving game. Plant-n-go/closing burst on the football is great.

Weaknesses:

  • Tight hips
  • Needs to improve hands and get beyond his basic rush approach
  • Rushes with a face-up approach that makes him easier to find and punch for tackles
  • Has issues dipping and bending when he gets to the top of his rush
  • Unable to absorb and counter
  • Shoulder injuries and subsequent surgeries ravaged his sophomore and junior seasons
  • Bounced by contact in his rush and is forced to re-start

Analysis: Kemoko¬†Turay is still behind on feel and skill in that area and will need to develop a go-to move and a workable counter to beat NFL tackles. However, his ability to chase and tackle could translate right away. Turay splashed at Senior Bowl practices and certainly helped his cause. When Turay gets drafted he will need to spend a lot of time with his position coach honing his technique and learning more pass rush moves. Right now, Turay rushes face-up and struggles against offensive lineman’s initial punch. He lacks the ability to absorb contact and counter moves against that contact. Tight hips throughout his play. Injuries derailed his career at Rutgers, missing most of his sophomore and junior seasons.

Size: 6’5 253lbs

Draft Grade: 1st Round talent when healthy

NFL Comparison: Yannick Ngakoue

Draft Projection: Round 2

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