Kingsley Enagbare NFL Draft Overview
Weight: 285 pounds
School: South Carolina
Kingsley Enagbare 2022 NFL Draft Profile
Kingsley Enagbare was a force along the South Carolina Gamecocks defensive line in 2021 despite only playing in 12 games. Enagbare has a tremendous knack and willingness to get to the quarterback and shows great instincts for a player his size. Also has an intriguing skill set that incorporates length, speed, and power to round out his player profile. Enagbare has experience in different defensive fronts and even as an outside linebacker. These aspects show his versatility which will help his draft stock when being evaluated. Finished with impressive numbers in Columbia totaling 24 tackles for loss, 19 quarterback hurries, and 15 sacks in his collegiate career.
- Above-average size and power.
- Powerful hands at the point of attack.
- Still has the potential high for a high ceiling.
- Solid functional movement ability.
- Has the opportunity to develop into a five-technique with added weight.
- Impressive quickness and first step.
- Tremendous mindset and demeanor for today’s NFL.
- Limited bend and hip mobility.
- Inconsistent with his repertoire of rush moves.
- Below average range and agility as a tackler.
- Struggles against playing the run at times.
NFL Comparison: Darrell Taylor
Teams With Need At Position: Detroit Lions, Houston Texans, New York Jets, New York Giants, Atlanta Falcons, Miami Dolphins, Carolina Panthers, Denver Broncos, Jacksonville Jaguars
Projection: Late 3rd / Early 4th round
Bottom Line on Kingsley Enagbare
Enagbare is an exciting player to watch and is ascending with both a high floor and ceiling that will have professional evaluators excited about the player they would be drafting. Will most likely be projected as an EDGE for most teams but may also be used in some base looks as evident at South Carolina. His first-step quickness is very impressive and his true calling card that will translate most notably at the next level. Enagbare does have some room for improvement when it comes to football savvy and IQ when processing and recognizing plays. Considering this, he has shown the ability to be teachable and should fit in amicably with NFL coaches. We currently have Enagbare as a 4th round player with the opportunity to be taken at the end of the 3rd in the 2022 NFL draft. The team that takes him could get a lethal pass rusher as his technique is refined and playing time increased to then potentially blossom into something special.
*Stats and research courtesy of NFL.com and The Draft Network (TDN).
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