Calijah Kancey
Calijah Kancey  DL  Pittsburgh | NFL Draft 2023 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Calijah Kancey
Height
6-0
Weight
275
College
Pittsburgh
Position
DL
Class
Sophomore
Home town
Miami, FL
82.1/100
Player Rating
18
PositionRank
5
FortyYD Time
Sacks
7
Fumbles Forced
1
Tackles
33
Sol tackles
23

Calijah Kancey DL Pittsburgh | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Calijah Kancey DL Pittsburgh
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

40 time: 5.00 seconds
Height: 6-0 Weight: 275
Date of Birth: 03/01/2001 Age: 21.3
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Overall Rating: 82.1 / 100
Game performance weighted rating
Tackling:
54%
Pass Rush:
88%
Run Defense:
83%
DRAFT GRADE: 4th Position rank: #18
College Games: 25 College Snaps: 975
ESPN College Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars (77/100)
College Combine Results
OVR Rank: #356 Pos Rank: #56 State Rank: #117
College Combine Results
247 Sports Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars (86.14/100 )
Ovr Rank: #66 Pos Rank: #118
Draft Profile: Bio
Calijah Kancey from Northwestern High School was rated a 3 star recruit by ESPN and handed a 3 star grade by 247 Sports. Following high school, Kancey opted to join Pittsburgh.

In 2020 as a freshman Kancey saw action in 11 games and played on a total of 398 snaps for the Panthers. He recorded 22 tackles, 4 assists, while adding 18 stops. As a pass rusher, he added 26 total pressures, which included 15 QB hurries, 9 QB hits, and 2 sacks on the season.

As a sophomore for the Panthers in 2021 Kancey played in 14 games and took part on 577 snaps for the Panthers. He recorded 22 tackles, 5 assists, while adding 26 stops. As a pass rusher, he chalked up 38 total pressures, and 19 QB hurries, 10 QB hits, and 9 sacks during the year.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • High-effort, thickly built defender with good strength and the leverage to create a pile. Locates_ the ball quickly and pursues with passion, showing_ good lateral agility while extending the play to the sideline.
  • He wins with all-out hustle, second and third effort and will contribute in the NFL.
  • Plays with leverage at the point of attack whether inside or outside. Keeps eyes in the backfield when inside; moves linemen to either side with strong hands.
  • Strong tackler. Has good power in hands and can anchor, shed, and chase.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Lacks the speed to turn the corner consistently and is too often washed out by stronghanded blockers.
  • He doesn't have the elite quickness or flexibility to flatten off the edge against NFL blockers and might have to add bulk to be a 3-4 defense five-technique, or strong-side end in a 4-3.
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How other scouting services rate Calijah Kancey (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
74.8
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
16.0