WR — Christian Kirk 7.96

WR — Christian Kirk 7.96


Scout- Jason Feiner


College: Texas A&M


Height: 5'11"


Weight: 201 lbs


40-Time: 4.47


Vertical: 35.5


Bench Press: 20






Athleticism

Q.A.B. 8.00 Kirk is an outstanding athlete with excellent agility and balance. He has outstanding short area quickness and burst.

Flexibility 7.50 Kirk has natural flexibility. He can twist his body in the air to adjust for the ball. He has excellent body control and can go up and make tough catches at the balls highest point.

C.O.D.8.50 Kirk is a very shifty runner and displays great stop start ability. He has exceptional foot quicks and can plant and turn up field, or drive back to the ball easily.

Explosion 8.00 Kirk is very explosive. He fires off the line of scrimmage and explodes in and out of his breaks.

Deep Speed 8.00 Kirk is an exceptional athlete, that thrives in the middle of the field. He has the speed to close a CB’s cushion fast and often requires safety help when he is split out wide. He is a very explosive player with the deep speed to get lose or outrun defenders in the open speed. Kirk is a big play waiting to happen.


Without Ball

Quicks Off LOS 7.00 Kirk is very fluid and drives out of his stance. He is very quick, but he doesn’t have elite acceleration. He has shown the ability to close cushion fast and explode off the line.

Release VS Jam 8.00 Kirk is very strong and uses his hands exceptionally well. He is a smaller receiver, but he has the ability to evade and fight to break out of press.

Route Running 8.00 Kirk is an excellent route runner. He is very fluid and has outstanding body control. He runs extremely crisp routes and utilizes his quickness. He can break from his route with ease and find the open space in the defense. He has the talent to lose a defender in the middle of the field, as he is very elusive and sudden when leaving his breaks. He does a great job in sinking his hips and exploding back to the ball.

Separation 8.50 Kirk is an outstanding athlete with power, speed, quickness and elusiveness. He is very physical at the point of attack and gains separation with ease. He is a very fluid route runner, and he uses his short area quickness and gain a step on the defender. He is very fast and can out run defenders to the ball when needed.

Blocking 7.50 Kirk is a very willing blocker. he is very quick and strong. He utilizes his physicality to stay with a defender and has the ability to mirror them while a runner is closing in.


With Ball In Hands

Hands 8.50 He has very strong hands. Kirk displays very soft hands, and he does an excellent job of catching the ball away from his body. He thrives in the open field and doesn’t get bothered by traffic. He has excellent concentration and does an excellent job of attacking the ball at its highest point.

Yard After Contact 8.00 Kirk is a very physical player, and will do anything to gain an extra yard. He runs with good pad level and has shown the ability to drive through defenders with his shoulder. He has also displayed a dangerous stiff arm. Kirk has excellent contact balance and will run through arm tackles.

Ability in Space 8.50 Kirk is elite in space. He is very quick and elusive in the open field. He can find cut back lanes and utilizes his power and burst to drive up field. He is a very shifty runner and uses his speed to outrun angle pursuits.

Ball Security 5.00 Kirk has struggled with ball protection throughout his career. He has eight total fumbles over three seasons.


Competitiveness

Toughness 9.00 Kirk is extremely tough. He is a physical player that will do anything to win. He has played through multiple nagging injuries over the course of his career, but has never missed a game. Kirk is a smaller player, but he has great strength, power, and weight to be durable at the next level. He has no durability concerns entering the next level.

Production 8.00 Christian Kirk was the shining light in an offense that featured a true freshman at quarterback and other young players. He has been very productive over his career and has thrived in all areas of the field.

Consistency/Motor 8.00 Kirk is extremely consistent. He always fights for extra yardage and displays very soft hands. He never gives up on a play, as he consistently works his way back to the quarterback on broken plays. He gives all of his effort on each play.


Intelligence

Instincts 8.00 He is a very instinctive player. He has great awareness and the ability to find the open space in the defense.

Learn/Retain 8.00 Christian Kirk has been an impact player for A&M since his true freshman year. He is a leader on the team and has mentored some of the younger players. He is a very smart athlete and player, and truly understands the fundamentals of the game.

Position Versatility 8.50 Kirk thrives in the middle of the field, and he displays exceptional quickness and talent when lined up in the slot. However, he is a powerful and physical player with the deep speed to contest for deep balls when playing on the outside. Although he is a smaller receiver and may not get as much playing time on the outside, he has the capability and talent to play anywhere on the field. Krik is also an electric kick and punt returner. He has seven total return touchdowns (6 punt returns) throughout his three year career. Kirk is an outstanding athlete with incredible versatility. He will primarily be a slot receiver with the ability to play outside, while contributing heavily in the return game.


Strengths

Kirk is an electric athlete with outstanding agility and balance. He possesses excellent short area quickness and lateral burst. He is a very shifty runner that displays great start and stop ability. He has exceptional foot quicks and is an incredibly explosive player. He has the speed to close a CB cushion and outrun defenders in open space. He has big play potential and thrives in plays over the middle of the field. Kirk is extremely fluid. He is explosive off the line of scrimmage and utilizes active hands when faced in press. He is an excellent route runner with outstanding body control. He is elusive and sudden when leaving his breaks. He is very physical at the point of attack and has the ability to gain separation with ease. Kirk has very strong hands and does an excellent job of catching the ball away from his body. He doesn’t lose concentration in traffic twisting his body in the air to adjust for the ball. He is a very versatile athlete that will play all over the field and on special teams. He consistently makes tough catches targeting the ball at its highest point.


Weaknesses

Kirk is an outstanding athlete, but he doesn’t possess elite acceleration. He has very quick feet and can build up speed quickly, but he needs a few extra steps to build up to full speed. Kirks biggest area of concern is his ball protection. He has a total of 8 fumbles over his three-year career at A&M and will need to protect the ball on a more consistent basis. Although Kirk is an extremely versatile athlete and has the ability to pay on the outside of an NFL offense, he is shorter than the average deep threat or number one target in an offense and may have some difficulty against taller defensive backs.

Big Picture

Christian Kirk is an exceptional athlete will elite athleticism, agility and balance. He has great short area quickness and lateral burst. He is a very shifty runner, and he is dangerous in the open field. He is a very physical player who is not afraid to put his shoulder down and initiate contact. Kirk has excellent contact balance and has the ability and drive to run through arm consistently. Kirk is an extremely explosive player that utilizes his foot quicks, agility and power to break free from a jam and release from the line. He doesn’t have elite acceleration, but he can reach top speed rather quickly. Kirk can close a cushion on a corner and can gain separation easily. He is an outstanding route runner with excellent body control. He is very elusive in the open field and does a great job of lowering his hips and driving in and out of his breaks. He has incredibly strong hands and excels over the middle. He displays a smooth catching ability and excellent concentration. Kirk can adjust for the ball in mid air and twist his body to continuously make tough catches in traffic. He has trouble with ball security and will need to protect the ball more consistently at the next level if he wants to be successful and dependable. He is a versatile athlete with the ability to contribute in each phase of the game. He has the talent to be an electric returner and a key contributor on offense. Kirk has the talent and speed to play on the outside, but his height may hamper his ability to go up and get the ball over taller defenders. He will ultimately play in the slot and be used on quick and intermediate routes while getting free in the open field. He has the potential to be number one receiver at the next level and contribute right away for his drafting team.

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