Calijah Kancey: NFL Draft Scouting Report.

Calijah Kancey: NFL Draft Scouting Report.
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  • Height: 6’0”
  • Weight 280 lbs
  • College: Pitt
  • Year: Junior
  • Position: Defensive Line


  • Combines power and speed
  • Is extremely versatile and can line up at any technique across the defensive front
  • Is such a dynamic pass rusher he is impossible to deal with
  • Has an extremely impressive pass-rush plan which he dispenses effectively.
  • His speed and burst mean he is the quickest off the snap
  • he is always switched on and is extremely sharp
  • Has an abundance of production at the college level
  • Has all the skill moves that will transition to the next level
  • His speed and skill make offensive linemen miss their blocks. Sometimes they can’t even get their hands on him he is so elusive and snappy.
  • Give him space and he will be all over the quarterback.
  • is a pure disruptor
  • Once in the backfield, he is a nasty finisher who plays with stinging aggression.


  • His size means he will be a complete outlier in the NFL.
  • Not only is he short but he lacks length
  • His lack of physical makeup means everything has to be on point for him to be successful
  • He has faced a lot of double teams in college and his size means he struggles to beat them


Calijah Kancey is a lively, penetrating, disruptive, interior defensive lineman who can win in multiple different ways. What he lacks in size and length he makes up for him his power, speed and motor. He is a fireball in the defensive front who generates speed to power. He is simply sharper and more plugged in than most and plays with an intense pass-rush armoury. Calijah Kancey is a productive infiltrator whose athleticism, versatility and skill wrecks havoc for offensive linemen.

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