Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Kingsley Opara

Defensive tackle
School: Maryland | Conference: BIG 10
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-3.5 / 295 | 40: 5.13 | DRAFT YR:2018

Rankings

Grade
3.07
Projected Round
FA
Bio: 
Two-year starter who made 26 tackles (two for loss) with one sack as a senior. Posted 41 tackles (11.5 for loss), three sacks and one forced fumble in 2016. Made 16 tackles and added a half-sack as a sophomore.
Pos: 
Relatively athletic defensive tackle prospect with an underrated game. Strong, forceful up the field and tough to move off the point. Plays with good knee bend and proper pad level and shows power in his lower body. Fluid changing direction, moves well laterally in pursuit of the action and shows a short burst of speed. Has a nice build.
Neg: 
Must develop more moves with his hands and become quicker disengaging from blocks. More of a short-area lineman and not much of a pass rusher.
Analysis: 
Opara was consistent at the college level and offers the size and skill to get consideration as a backup three-technique tackle.