Kamren Kinchens
Kamren Kinchens  S  Miami (FL) | NFL Draft 2024 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Kamren Kinchens
Height
5-11
Weight
203
College
Miami (FL)
Position
S
Class
Junior
Home town
Miami, FL
83.7/100
Player Rating
23
PositionRank (DB)
4.65
FortyYD Time
Interceptions
5
Interception YDS
57
Passes Defensed
5
Tackles
59
Sol tackles
40

Kamren Kinchens S Miami (FL) | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Kamren Kinchens S Miami (FL)
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

ROLE: Man-Zone Slot/Nickel Safety
Last Updated: 04/21/2024
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.65 seconds (21%*)
Age: 21.8 DOB: 09/29/2002
Bowl Invite: Senior Bowl
Measurables:
Height: 5-11 (22%*) Weight: 203 (40%*)
Hands: 9 3/4 (70%*) Arm: 31 1/4 (41%*) Span: 75 (33%*)
Forty: 4.65 (C) (21%*) Ten Yard: 1.59 (C) (41%*)
Vertical: 35 (C) (42%*) Broad: 110 (C) (3%*)
Bench: 13 (P) (17%*)
0% 100%
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
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ROLE: Man-Zone Slot/Nickel Safety
Last Updated: 04/21/2024
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.65 seconds (21%*)
Age: 21.8 DOB: 09/29/2002
Bowl Invite: Senior Bowl
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 5-11 (22%*) Weight: 203 (40%*)
Hands: 9 3/4 (70%*) Arm: 31 1/4 (41%*)
Span: 75 (33%*)
Forty: 4.65 (C) (21%*)
10 Yard: 1.59 (C) (41%*)
Vertical: 35 (C) (42%*) Broad: 110 (C) (3%*)
Bench: 13 (P) (17%*)
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other
(HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
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Overall Rating: 83.7 / 100
Average rating of opposition Offense player has faced
Offense Rating:
79%
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QB Rating When targeted: 110.7
Tackling:
59%
Run Defense:
72%
Coverage:
74%
Zone:
74%
Man/Press:
72%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 4th
Overall Rank: #100 Position rank: #23
College Games: 34 College Snaps: 1898
Grade: 3 ESPN  Stars 3 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 79/100
College Combine Results
Grade: 247 Sports 3  Stars 247 Sports 88 Stars 247 RATING: 88/100
Grade: 4 Stars 4 Stars RIVALS RATING: 5.8 (95%)
Player Comparison* (Similarity level)
Ji'Ayir Brown - Penn State
95%
Christopher Smith - Georgia
79%
Cam Taylor-Britt - Nebraska
78%
LosAngeles Rams Drafted: ROUND: 3 - Pick Number: 99 (LAR)
Draft Profile: Bio
Kamren Kinchens a Miami Northwestern alum, Kinchens quickly shifted from an underrated three-star recruit to a dominating presence on the field. Starting as a true freshman, he set a high bar in his sophomore year, securing All-America status with impressive stats including 59 tackles, 12 passes defended, and six interceptions. His trajectory from a locally recognized talent to a national standout aligns with Miami's storied history of producing top-tier defensive backs, a legacy he's poised to rejuvenate.

In 2023 as a junior Kinchens played in 10 games and contributed on 638 snaps. He chalked up a solid 52 tackles, 11 assists, and added 13 stops. In the secondary Kitchens forced 2 pass breakups, 5 interceptions, and gave up an unimpressive QB rating when targetted of 115.9.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Exhibits elite centerfield capabilities, covering ground efficiently with an ability to lock down both sidelines.
  • Strong anticipation and quick trigger, adept at reading QBs, showcased by his pick against North Carolina's Drake Maye.
  • Brings an explosive impact in hitting, forces turnovers effectively, as seen in his play against Clemson.
  • Ball-hawking nature, with superior ball-tracking skills and smooth field navigation.
  • Physical in coverage, can handle and overpower tight ends, showcasing his coverage versatility.
  • Sturdy build and frame density, contributing to his solid tackling form and on-field dynamism.
  • Keen at dissecting route patterns, quick to react and position himself effectively.
  • Fluid movement and coverage skills, quick feet, adept at reading and reacting to unfolding plays.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Speed is only average - ran a 4.65 at the combine which didn't exactly help his case
  • Not elite in coverage despite having ideal athleticism for the position. Will bite on play action and WR stutterstep
  • Tendency to take aggressive angles in run support, leading to occasional missed tackles.
  • Needs to ensure tackling consistency, crucial for maintaining integrity as the last line of defense.
  • Occasional lapses in coverage communication and spatial discipline, requiring further refinement.
  • While physically imposing, must focus on improving tackle security and avoiding narrow attack angles.
  • Susceptible to manipulation by complex route designs, needing tighter eye discipline.
Scouting Report: Summary
Kamren Kinchens enters the draft with a reputation for exceptional athletic ability and a knack for game-changing plays. His athleticism is undeniable, allowing him to cover the field effectively and deliver impactful hits. However, his coverage skills, while solid, need to improve significantly if he is expected to cover one-on-one at the next level. Currently, he'll need some help as he'll be exposed.

Kinchens' instinctual play and range in the secondary make him a constant threat. He consistently positions himself to disrupt passes and halt ball carriers in their tracks. However, his angle discipline and eye tracking need fine-tuning to ensure he's not outmaneuvered by the complex play designs he'll encounter in the NFL.

In essence, Kinchens is a prime candidate for teams seeking an athletic, aggressive safety who can immediately elevate a defense. His journey in the NFL will hinge on his ability to polish his coverage skills and maintain consistent, disciplined tackling. If he can refine these aspects of his game, Kinchens has the tools and potential to develop into a comprehensive, impact-strong safety in the pro game.

Kamren Kinchens percentiles vs other Safetys (NFL Combine historically - higher value represents better perfomance)

Update - 04/21/2024
Kamren Kinchens, standing at 5-foot-11 and weighing in at 203 pounds, possesses a build that's not typically associated with headline-grabbing combine performances. As the class's standout safety, his combine numbers—running a 4.65 in the 40-yard dash and achieving a broad jump of just 9 feet 2 inches—were below expectations. However, he managed to salvage his showing with a respectable 35-inch vertical leap. While these figures may have been seen as disappointing, it's crucial to remember that Kinchens' physique doesn't naturally lend itself to explosive combine workouts. Nevertheless, his ability to perform at a high level as an NFL safety is undeniable, though this combine performance has likely halted any talk of him going in the first day.

How other scouting services rate Kamren Kinchens (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
70.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
17.0
*Percentile Ranking in Player's Position Group (NFL Combine Historical Data): This percentile reflects how a player's specific statistics rank in comparison to historical performances at the NFL Combine, specifically within their position group. A higher percentile indicates a better performance. For instance, being in the 90th percentile for a particular stat means the player outperformed 90% of their peers in that category.

*Similarity Percentage: This percentage is calculated based on a comprehensive analysis of various factors, including height, weight, 40-yard dash times, on-field performance statistics, and overall player rating. The analysis is conducted against our database of draft prospects from 2021 to 2023. This similarity score helps in evaluating how closely a current prospect aligns with past prospects. It is important to note, however, that this score reflects similarities based on college production and attributes, and does not account for eventual success or performance in the NFL.