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Kent State - Golden Flashes


Sam Kirkland

Sam Kirkland - #18 - WR

Height: 5-10 3/4
Weight: 194
Speed: 4.54
Arm: 32 1/8
Hand: 9 5/8
Wingspan: 74
Birthdate: 11/08/1988
Hometown: Chesapeake, VA
Grade: 4.80

PROSPECT MEASURABLES

Event Ht Wt Hand Arm Wing Wonderlic 40 yard BP BJ VJ 20s 60s 3 Cn
03/07/2012 Kent State Pro Day 5-10 3/4 194 9 5/8 32 1/8 74 4.50 21 10'10" 45 4.16 11.54 6.93
03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day 5-11 1/2 190 4.45

 

Notes:

Played quarterback and defensive back while also lettering in track as a Virginia prep. Redshirted in 2007. Began the ’08 season as a defensive back but saw action in nine games at wide receiver (started at H-back against Temple), grabbing seven passes for 92 yards (13.1-yard average) and two touchdowns. Saw limited action as a kickoff returner with six returns for 117 yards (19.5-yard average). In ’09, recorded 18-154-0 (8.6) in 11 games (two starts — one at flanker and one as the fourth WR). Opened the Bowling Green game with an 86-yard rushing touchdown on a reverse. Started all 12 games at flanker in ’10, posting 56-599-1 (10.7) receiving, 10-193-0 (19.3) on kickoff returns and led the team with 885 all-purpose yards. Also threw a 24-yard touchdown pass against Ball State and had a nine-yard punt return for a score. Has five career rushes for 165 yards (33.0-yard average) and one touchdown. Team captain.

Summary:

Lean, athletic vertical threat who displayed freakish explosion numbers at his pro day, including a 45-inch vertical leap and broad jump of 10 feet 10 inches. Measurables do not translate to the field, however. Gained less than nine yards per catch as a senior, and durability, hands and competitiveness are questionable.


Sam Kirkland's Draft Stock

PFW Grade Scale
GradeRound
7.01-9.00Top 10
6.01-7.001
6.001-2
5.61-5.992
5.602-3
5.41-5.593
5.403-4
5.31-5.394
5.304-5
5.21-5.295
5.205-6
5.16-5.196
5.156-7
5.11-5.147
5.107-PFA
4.75-5.09PFA
4.00-4.74FA

*PFW Grade indicates the value PFW assigned to prospects.

*Draft Projection indicates where players are more likely to be drafted and reflects the consensus opinion from the NFL scouting community.


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