Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Kendal Vickers

Defensive tackle
School: Tennessee | Conference: SEC
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-3 / 290 | 40: 5.08 | DRAFT YR:2018

Rankings

Grade
3.23
Projected Round
FA
Bio: 
Three-year starter who made 50 tackles (seven for loss) with 1.5 sacks and two forced fumbles as a senior. Recorded 38 tackles (six for loss), 2.5 sacks and one forced fumble in 2016. Posted 20 tackles as a sophomore.
Pos: 
Underrated defensive line prospect who has been productive the past two seasons. Plays with consistent leverage, works his hands throughout the action and easily moves about the field. Fluid and covers a lot of area. Chases the action and runs downfield from the line of scrimmage to make plays on the ball. Consistently gets leverage on opponents and plays faster than his 40 time. Slides down the line of scrimmage in pursuit and gets out in space to make plays.
Neg: 
Overwhelmed at the point by a single blocker. Easily disrupted from the action by the initial hit.
Analysis: 
Vickers is an adequately sized defensive line prospect who does not get the credit he’s due in the scouting community. He offers possibilities as an interior pass rusher or three-technique tackle and only needs to improve his playing strength.