Kwity Paye
Kwity Paye  DE  Michigan | NFL Draft 2021 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Kwity Paye
Height
6-4
Weight
272
College
Michigan
Position
DE/EDGE
Class
Senior
Home town
Providence
89.0/100
Player Rating
4
PositionRank (DL)
4.52
FortyYD Time
Sacks
2
Fumbles Forced
Tackles
16
Sol tackles
12
Kwity Paye Prospect Overview
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Kwity Paye DE/EDGE Michigan | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Kwity Paye DE/EDGE Michigan
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Overall Rank: #24 Position Rank: #4 (DL)
40 time: 4.52 seconds
Height: 6-4 Weight: 272
Overall Rating: 89.0 / 100
Game performance weighted rating
Tackling:
70%
Pass Rush:
93%
Run Defense:
90%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 1st - Mid Position rank: #4
College Games: 29 College Snaps: 1276
ESPN College Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars (80/100)
College Combine Results
OVR Rank: #40 Pos Rank: #26 State Rank: #1
College Combine Results
Indianapolis Colts Drafted: 2021: ROUND: 1 - Pick Number: 21 (IND)

Raw prospect with intriguing potential and impressive physical ability. Showed a lot of improvement over the 2020 season. Hardworking with great intangibles. Paye has been described as the most explosive pass rusher in this year's draft class by a number of scouts. He also has a high motor and doesn't take plays off.

Paye’s college stats were not very impressive considering his athletic ability but could easily be a product of him being forced to play out of position with the Wolverines. He had 100 tackles and 11 ½ sacks in his four-year career, with 6 ½ sacks coming in 2019.

But his athleticism is what has attracted NFL teams and is now shooting up draft boards. At Michigan’s pro day on March 26, Paye ran a 4.54-second 40-yard dash and had 36 bench-press reps, this is even more impressive when you take into account he is 272 Lbs!

He has potential as a quality pass rusher - which means that there will always be a demand for his services on draft day - early in the process he is being projected as a late first by some and a second-rounder by others but he has the opportunity to continue to climb the board due to his impressive physical tools.
After his Pro day performance, there is no way he makes it out of the first round.

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How other scouting services rate Kwity Paye (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
16.4
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
2.0