Kahlef Hailassie
Kahlef Hailassie  CB  Western Kentucky | NFL Draft 2023 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Kahlef Hailassie
Height
6-1
Weight
195
College
Western Kentucky
Position
CB
Class
Junior
Home town
Elk Grove, CA
57.0/100
Player Rating
116
PositionRank (DB)
4.53
FortyYD Time
Interceptions
2
Interception YDS
11
Passes Defensed
10
Tackles
63
Sol tackles
43

Kahlef Hailassie CB Western Kentucky | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Kahlef Hailassie CB Western Kentucky
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Draft Year: 2023
40 time: 4.53 seconds (36%*)
Overall Rank: #512 Position Rank: #116 (DB)
Height: 6-1 (83%*)
Weight: 195 (60%*)
Weight: 195 (60%*)
Hands: 10 (97%*)
Arm: 32 2/8 (80%*)
Arm: 32 2/8 (80%*)
Span: 77 7/8 (66%*)
Span: 77 7/8 (66%*)
*Percentile caluculated on how any given stat would rank at the NFL combine historically in the player's position group (Higher value represents better perfomance).
Draft Year: 2023
40 time: 4.53 seconds (36%*)
Overall Rank: #512 Position Rank: #116 (DB)
Height: 6-1 (83%*) Weight: 195 (60%*)
Hands: 10 (97%*) Arm: 32 2/8 (80%*)
Span: 77 7/8 (66%*)
*Percentile caluculated on how any given stat would rank at the NFL combine historically in the player's position group (Higher value represents better perfomance).
Overall Rating: 57.0 / 100
Game performance weighted rating
QB Rating When targeted: 74.6
Tackling:
55%
Run Defense:
57%
Coverage:
65%
Zone:
57%
Man/Press:
64%
DRAFT PROJECTION: UDFA Position rank: #116
College Games: 31 College Snaps: 1477
Grade: 3 ESPN  Stars 3 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 76/100
College Combine Results
OVR Rank: #165 Pos Rank: #81 State Rank: #102
College Combine Results
Draft Profile: Bio
Kahlef Hailassie attended Cosumnes Oaks High School and was Following high school, Hailassie opted to join Oregon.

In 2018 as a freshman Hailassie saw action in 5 games and played a total of 76 snaps at cornerback for the Ducks. He recorded only 2 tackles, no assists, while adding one stop. In coverage Hailassie notched up no pass breakups, no interceptions, and an unimpressive QB rating when targetted of 152.4.

After the end of the season he transferred to Western Kentucky where as a sophomore for the Hilltoppers in 2021 Hailassie played in 14 games and logged 733 snaps for the Hilltoppers. He made 48 tackles, 13 assists, and had 11 stops. In coverage he totaled 6 pass breakups, 2 interceptions, and a solid QB rating when targetted of 75.3.

In 2022 as a junior Hailassie played in 12 games and contributed on 668 snaps. He chalked up decent 54 tackles, 7 assists, and added 27 stops. In the secondary Hailassie forced 13 pass breakups, 2 interceptions, and gave up a very good QB rating when targetted of 74.2. He also logged 6 total pressures, and 3 sacks on the year
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Fluid mover with decent speed and his length allows him to cover effectively downfield
  • Physical, sheds defenders and works off blocks. Good toughness with recognition skills to fight through traffic and blow up screens.
  • Good instincts and anticipation reads and reacts with discipline. Dangerous with the ball in his hands.
  • Savvy cover skills to recognize and anticipate routes. Understands what's coming and has good ball skills.
  • Good hustle player who puts himself in the action when he's not directly involved. Knows how to use his height and vertical leap.
  • Flashes intimidating attitude and will crush tiptoeing receivers across the middle.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Tends to play conservatively and give too much cushion when playing off.
  • Hailassie plays high and tends to struggle with change of direction, and Hailassie also shows some stiffness when he has to flip his hips.
  • Willing but not threatening tackler. Doesn't have the quick-twitch reaction when he gears down to rebuild to top speed. More instinctive than explosive.

Kahlef Hailassie percentiles vs other Cornerback's (NFL Combine historically - higher value represents better perfomance)

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How other scouting services rate Kahlef Hailassie (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
393.3
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
119.0