Darian Kinnard
Offensive Tackle from Kentucky 2021 Draft Profile
Darian Kinnard
Height
6-5
Weight
345 lbs
College
Kentucky
Position
OT
Class
Senior
Home town
Knoxville TN
80/100
Player Rating
9
PositionRank
5.25
FortyYD Time

Darian Kinnard OT Kentucky Draft Profile

Strengths
  • Has a naturally wide base, thickly build and good length. Long legs to cover a lot of ground with his initial kick slide. Has the quickness to set up quickly with enough lateral shuffle to mirror and mobility to get to the second level.
  • Awareness is above-average for his limited experience. Sells trap block and can turn to seal. Fluid getting to and adjust at the second level.
  • Has a strong upper body with physical, powerful hands and works hard to gain body positioning in the run game.
  • Has the ability to sink his hips and generate real power with strong hands. Consistently moves defenders back. Grades out extremely well in every aspect of run blocking.
  • Plays with appropriate wide base and intelligence, instincts and agility to seal the edge. Aggressive extending with power to punch and looks comfortable in space.
Weaknesses
  • Needs to prove his worth in a straight-ahead running game.
  • Stops his feet after initial contact, relying on length but allowing defender to get the corner or spin inside.
  • Will punch at smaller defenders instead of latching on and is more of a mauler than mover in the running game. Can improve maintaining outside leverage when doubling the nose. Ducks his head and gets too upright, causing him to fall off second-level blocks.
  • A short-area blocker with limited range and doesn't consistently get to the second level. Will play undisciplined at times, especially in space. Lacks a finishing attitude.
  • Flashes the ability to move his man with his hands, but is not yet consistent in this area.

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