Kingsley Keke, DT, Texas A&M #8

6026, 285, 5.22


Notes: From Richmond, TX. Backup defensive tackle, posting 8 tackles and 0.5 TFL in 2015. Played in all 13 games, starting the final 9, recording 37 tackles, 7 TFL, 4 sacks and 4 PBU in 2016. Started all 13 games, making 54 tackles, 2.5 TFL, 1 sack, 2 PBU and 2 FR in 2017. Reportedly entered 2018 season about 20 pounds lighter than previously, at 285 pounds, and was expected to play defensive end more. Switched from number 88 to number 8.

Positives: Good athlete with above-average quickness and movement skills. Good play strength and can anchor at the point of attack. Well-built with long arms. Good upper-body strength. Flashes explosiveness. Uses his hands effectively to control and play off blockers. Good swim move. Smart. Good recognition and ball awareness. Has some position versatility, able to play defensive tackle or end.

Negatives: Has no truly outstanding characteristic. Disappears for stretches. Lacks great power inside and great speed off the edge outside.

Summary: Good fit as an ‘under’ tackle (with versatility to play left end) in a 4-3 scheme or an end in a 3-4 defense.

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