Darius West, S, Kentucky #25

5112, 210, 4.63

Notes: From Lima, OH. Nickname is “Kendre.” Has two sons. His father, Doug West, played college football at North Dakota State. Cousin, William White, played 11 years in the NFL with the Lions, Chiefs and Falcons. Three sport athlete in high school who also played basketball and ran track. Played in 36 games with 24 starts. Redshirted in 2014. Backup and special teams player, played in 10 of 12 games, finished with 17 tackles in 2015. Missed the entire season due to a knee injury in 2016. Played in 13 games with 12 starts, collected 86 tackles, 4 tackles-for-loss, 1 interception, 2 pass breakups and 2 forced fumbles in 2017. Started 12 of 13 games played, had 86 tackles, 1 TFL, 3 INT, 9 PBU, 1 fumble recovery (returned for touchdown) and 1 blocked kick in 2018. Graduated in December 2018 with a degree in community and leadership development.

Positives: Good feel on pass defense. Does a nice job coming up on run support. Strong, physical presence against the run. Hard hitter and enforcer. Solid tackler. Commands respect from teammates.

Negatives: Better moving forward than in reverse. Lacks great deep-third cover ability. Has limitations when isolated in man-to-man coverage.

Summary: Aggressive downhill player. Should make a team and eventually start.

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