Kyle Hamilton produced a quality freshman season for Notre Dame, showing good ball skills with four interceptions and six passes broken up to go along with 41 tackles. As a sophomore, Hamilton added 56 tackles, an interception and six passes broken up. He was the best player on a Notre Dame defense that helped lead the team to the college football playoff. Hamilton is an impact safety and has the potential to be an excellent pro. After time adjusting to the next level, Hamilton will likely develop into a Pro Bowl-caliber defender in the early years of his rookie contract.
- Very active pre-snap and shows natural awareness.
- Possesses a tall, long frame with room to get stronger. Talented all-around athlete with good playing speed and range.
- Quicker than he is fast but has a burst to close in zone coverage and plays physical at the line in man.
- Has good ball skills to locate and attack the ball in the air.
- Has good body control and balance to redirect and break down in the open field.
- Aware in the red zone, stays on the back line to take away fade throws. Capable of making quarterbacks pay for late throws.
- Does a very good job of reading the eyes of the quarterback and reacting with good field awareness and ball skills.
- Reads and deciphers quickly, reacting in a flash with a nose for the ball. Jumps routes and drives fast on plays in front of him.
- He is very disruptive at all levels of the field, and his versatile experience will be enticing, but a lot of teams will see more tweener traits than versatile ability.
- Not an explosive player and needs to show better bend and flexibility in his drops - can play too high.
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