Kris Abrams-Draine
Kris Abrams-Draine  CB  Missouri | NFL Draft 2024 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Kris Abrams-Draine
Height
5-11
Weight
179
College
Missouri
Position
CB
Class
Junior
Home town
Mobile, AL
84.3/100
Player Rating
18
PositionRank (DB)
4.44
FortyYD Time
Interceptions
4
Interception YDS
9
Passes Defensed
12
Tackles
51
Sol tackles
38

Kris Abrams-Draine CB Missouri | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Kris Abrams-Draine CB Missouri
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

ROLE: Dual-Role Man/Press CB
Last Updated: 04/21/2024
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.44 seconds (72%*)
Age: 22.8 DOB: 10/04/2001
Bowl Invite: Senior Bowl
Measurables:
Height: 5-11 (41%*) Weight: 179 (7%*)
Hands: 8 5/8 (24%*) Arm: 31 (40%*) Span: 74 2/8 (45%*)
Forty: 4.44 (C) (72%*) Ten Yard: 1.53 (C) (70%*)
Vertical: 33.5 (C) (19%*)
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(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
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ROLE: Dual-Role Man/Press CB
Last Updated: 04/21/2024
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.44 seconds (72%*)
Age: 22.8 DOB: 10/04/2001
Bowl Invite: Senior Bowl
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 5-11 (41%*) Weight: 179 (7%*)
Hands: 8 5/8 (24%*) Arm: 31 (40%*)
Span: 74 2/8 (45%*)
Forty: 4.44 (C) (72%*)
10 Yard: 1.53 (C) (70%*)
Vertical: 33.5 (C) (19%*)
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other
(HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
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Overall Rating: 84.3 / 100
Average rating of opposition Offense player has faced
Offense Rating:
79%
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QB Rating When targeted: 74.3
Tackling:
85%
Run Defense:
68%
Coverage:
93%
Zone:
88%
Man/Press:
89%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 3rd
Overall Rank: #90 Position rank: #18
College Games: 38 College Snaps: 2074
Grade: 4 ESPN  Stars 4 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 80/100
College Combine Results
Grade: 247 Sports 3  Stars 247 Sports 89 Stars 247 RATING: 89/100
Ovr Rank: #77 Pos Rank: #16
College Combine Results
Grade: 3 Stars 3 Stars RIVALS RATING: 5.7 (93%)
Player Comparison* (Similarity level)
Mekhi Blackmon - USC
86%
Trent McDuffie - Washington
81%
Devon Witherspoon - Illinois
76%
Denver Broncos Drafted: ROUND: 5 - Pick Number: 145 (DEN)
Draft Profile: Bio
Hailing from Spanish Fort High School as a 4-star ESPN recruit and a 3-star according to 247 Sports, Kris Abrams-Draine made a serious impact at Missouri. Starting his career with minimal action, his role expanded dramatically over the years. He really began to grab the attention in 2022 as a junior where played in 11 games and contributed on 641 snaps. He chalked up 41 tackles, 3 assists, and added 12 stops. In the secondary Abrams-Draine forced 9 pass breakups, and gave up QB rating when targetted of 98.5.

In 2023 as a senior Abrams-Draine saw action in 12 games while playing 758 snaps. He logged 45 tackles, 4 assists, and made 16 stops. In coverage Abrams-Draine had 10 pass breakups, 4 interceptions, and surrendered QB rating when targetted of 64.3.

Not just a defender, his coverage skills shone through with 10 pass breakups and 4 interceptions, earning him Second-Team All-America and First-Team All-SEC honors in 2023. Abrams-Draine's journey from wide receiver to quarterback in high school, then to a standout cornerback at Missouri, showcases his versatility and adaptability.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Shows elite agility and speed, making him adept at shadowing receivers and preventing separation.
  • Demonstrates exceptional ball skills and a natural instinct for locating and disrupting passes, attributed to his background as a receiver.
  • Engages quickly with ball-carriers, showcasing efficient tackling techniques aimed at minimizing yardage gains.
  • Versatile in coverage, capable of adapting to various defensive schemes with a natural feel for zone and man responsibilities.
  • Excels in press-man coverage due to his lateral agility, making it difficult for receivers to gain separation.
  • Quick to diagnose plays, showing a keen ability to make impactful plays on the ball in open space.
  • Physicality in run support, unafraid to engage larger opponents and effective in deconstructing blocks.
  • Impressive career achievements, including multiple All-America honors and a semifinalist for the Jim Thorpe Award.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Lacks the ideal size and strength for an NFL cornerback, which may affect his ability to contest 50/50 balls against larger receivers.
  • While aggressive, his tackling technique needs refinement to prevent missed opportunities and secure tackles more consistently.
  • Can sometimes struggle with fluidity in his backpedal, impacting his effectiveness in certain coverage situations.
  • Has shown to declare his hips early in coverage, relying too heavily on recovery speed which may be exploited by savvy NFL receivers.
  • At times, can be baited by receiver movements, leading to missteps and lost positioning.
Scouting Report: Summary
With a college career showcasing rapid development in coverage skills, agility, and an innate ability to disrupt passes, Abrams-Draine has the tools to compete at the next level. However, concerns about his physicality in a league where size and strength can be as critical as speed and intelligence may raise questions about his immediate fit and impact in an NFL defensive scheme.

On the plus side, Abrams-Draine's experience as a receiver has endowed him with exceptional ball skills, making him an interception threat in pass coverage. His quick footwork, ability to close on the ball, and knack for making pivotal plays speak to a player who can contribute early. Yet, his frame and tackling technique could limit his effectiveness against the run and in press-man situations against the league's more physically imposing receivers.

Abrams-Draine presents as a mixed prospect with undeniable upside and a few areas needing refinement. His draft stock will be influenced by teams' assessments of how well his strengths can translate to the NFL and whether his limitations can be mitigated through coaching and physical development. For a team willing to invest in his potential, Abrams-Draine offers the promise of significant upside, particularly in schemes that can maximize his coverage abilities and minimize exposure to mismatches.

Kris Abrams-Draine percentiles vs other Cornerbacks (NFL Combine historically - higher value represents better perfomance)

How other scouting services rate Kris Abrams-Draine (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
84.3
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
24.0
*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.