Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Keith Kirkwood

Wide receiver
School: Temple | Conference: AAC
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-2.5 / 225 | 40: 4.48 | DRAFT YR:2018

Rankings

Grade
2.98
Projected Round
FA
Bio: 
Tied for the team lead with seven receiving touchdowns and caught 45 passes for 671 yards in 2017. Finished second on the team with 42 receptions for 648 yards and was tied for second with four receiving scores as a junior. Missed most of the 2015 season after suffering a season-ending injury in the season opener. Transferred from Hawaii after his freshman season and received a hardship waiver to play immediately at Temple, where he caught four passes for 69 yards and one touchdown in 2014.
Pos: 
Big-bodied wideout with an underrated game. Comes back to the ball out of breaks, uses his frame to shield away defenders and extends his hands to offer the quarterback a target. Plucks the ball from the air, displays soft hands and plays with outstanding balance and body control. Relatively agile, gets vertical and contorts to pull the ball from the air. Terrific downfield blocker.
Neg: 
Displays average quickness and route-running ability. One-speed receiver who cannot run to deep throws.
Analysis: 
Kirkwood is a big-bodied receiver who plays big football. He wins out for contested throws and shows good consistency. His downfield blocking and ability to win out in battles will give Kirkwood an advantage in camp this summer.