Tuesday, April 4, 2017

2017 NFL Draft Profile: Tannoh Kpassagnon

Tannoh Kpassagnon, Villanova
6-7, 289
Kpassagnon was a bit of a late bloomer, and was a four year player for the Wildcats. He played sparingly as a rs freshman, and finished with 15 tackles and one sack.
He missed eight games with a torn MCL, but still finished with 12 tackles, five TFLs and 3.5 sacks.
He returned healthy as a junior, and finished with 9.5 TFLs and 6.5 sacks. As a senior, He blew up with 21.5 TFLs and 10.5 sacks.
He was named All-CAA as a junior, and repeated as All-CAA along with FCS All-American honors as a senior..
The Good
Very good frame, with excellent length, and the frame has the ability to add more bulk.
Very good core strength with some powerful ability to move blockers out of his way.
Can slip through gaps and have an impact in the backfield.
Really started coming into his own in the pass rush as a senior, with huge numbers.
Very smart off the field.
Can get to plays that kick outside and has a nice range.
Solid kick blocker.
The Bad
Takes the long arcing road to the QB.
Not very explosive with consistency.
Lacks lower body power, and plays too narrow at his base.
Rides the wave with the blocker and does not separate.
Does not always know where the ball is.
Very upright player, and does not have a good concept of pad level or leverage.
Very raw in his ability.
Final Overview
Kpassagnon is a very raw player with a ton of potential and a very good brain that is ready to learn. I see him as being a three year developmental player with a ton of potential, but he has a lot to still learn. He has some serious tools to work with, and has the ambition to learn, and that will aid him in the process. If I had the ability to draft a developmental prospect with a high ceiling in the third round, I would seriously consider him.

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