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Scouting The 2017 NFL Draft: Damontae Kazee, CB, San Diego State

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Today we take a look at a very talented cornerback coming out in April. You can Watch Kazee play in the Las Vegas Bowl, 12/17, 3:30 PM EST on ABC

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Introduction

Hometown: San Bernardino, California

High School: Cajon High School

Recruitment: 2 Stars

Awards

2014 Second-Team All-Mountain West

2015 MW Defensive Player of the Year

2015 First-Team All-Mountain West

Measurables

Height: 5'11"

Weight: 190

Class: Senior

Projected 40 Time: 4.45

Stats

Year INT PD TFL Tackles
2013 1 2 3 41
2014 1 12 4 58
2015 8 7 5.5 75
2016 7 8 3 62

Positives

  • Changes directions well
  • Has loose hips
  • Good instincts
  • Very good field vision
  • Has good hands
  • Has very good timing
  • Good hand-eye coordination
  • A reliable tackler
  • Very aggressive
  • Makes big plays

Negatives

  • Lacks ideal size
  • Probably just a slot cornerback at the next level
  • Can be fooled by double moves
  • Limited in scheme versatility

Conclusion

Damontae Kazee is one of the many talented cornerbacks coming out this year. Come April, the sheer number of pro ready cornerbacks will probably push Kazee down in the draft. That shouldn’t take away from his highly productive college career, and what he can offer an NFL team. Whoever drafts Kazee will be getting a very aggressive corner that has a knack for making big plays. Damontae is a little undersized though. Most teams will only see him as a slot guy because of it. The Jets secondary is in shambles. I wouldn’t mind a complete overhaul of this group. We need 3 new cornerbacks and a better safeties. I don’t think Kazee really fits into our plans though. Our biggest priority with this group is replacing Darrelle Revis. Kazee is not that guy. At most, he would replace Buster Skrine after next year.

Draft Round Prediction: Round 4