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Calijah Kancey

Pittsburgh

Calijah Kancey

HT:

6005

WT:

281

YR:

RJR

POS:

IDL

OVR RK

27

POS RK

CEILING POTENTIAL

3

High-End Starter Potential

OVR RK

PLAYSTYLE & SCHEME FIT

Kancey is a versatile defender who can play multiple positions along the defensive line. He has experience playing both nose tackle and 3-technique in Pittsburgh's 4-3 defense. Kancey's ability to move along the line of scrimmage and disrupt plays from different positions makes him a valuable asset for any defensive scheme.

SCOUTING REPORT

Kancey possesses a powerful lower body and excellent leverage for a smaller interior player. He uses his strength to control blockers and collapse the pocket from the inside. Kancey is also quick off the snap and has an impressive first step that allows him to penetrate into the backfield and disrupt plays. While Kancey is a powerful and disruptive defender, he still has room for improvement in his technique and pass-rushing moves. He tends to rely on his strength and athleticism to win battles but will need to develop a more refined technique to beat NFL-caliber offensive linemen consistently.

Primary scout:

Brandon Lundberg

KEY STRENGTHS

First Step

Slippery

Hand Usage

KEY WEAKNESSES

Size

Length

Technique

PLAYER COMPARISONS

Fletcher Cox

Cameron Heyward

Geno Atkins

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