NFL Draft Diamonds Scouting Report: Hakeem Kinard, DB, Saint Francis University
2019 NFL Draft Player Profile by, Matt Anzio
- Player: Hakeem Kinard
Position: Defensive Back
School: Saint Francis University
Weight: 195 lbs
Projected Forty: 4.50
Projected Round: UDFA
Jersey Number: #5
Hometown: York, P.A.
Stats & News
- 2017: 73 tackles, 46 solo, 6.5 TFL , 2 sacks, 2 INT, 2 FF, 4 PBU, 2 QBH & a FR
Started All 11 games
Was the 10th ranked DB in the NEC
3 tackles, 1 PBU & a INT vs Lock Haven 9/2/17
6 tackles , 1 sack , 2 PBU & a INT returned 70yds vs Wagner 9/9/2017
11 tackles 1 TFL team high vs Towson 9/16/17
6 tackles, 1 FF, FR & 1 QBH vs Liberty 10/
7 tackles, 1 TFL & 1 FF vs Robert Morris 10/28/17
11 tackles vs Sacred Heart 11/11/17
7 tackles & 1 TFL vs Eastern Kentucky 11/18/17
- 2016: 31 tackles, 13 solo, 2 TFL & 1 sack
Had 4 tackles vs Sacred Heart and Duquesne
First career start vs CCSU & had 10 tackles, 6 solo & a sack
7 tackles 1 TFL vs Wagner
- 2015: Appeared in 2 games as a true Freshman
HS: He played QB & DB for York Catholic High School
Passing for 1,606 yds 16 TD’s rushing for 1,436 yds
While having 32 tackles, 2 TFL & 3 INT’s on D
Former High School QB & DB uses his experience on Offense too shine in the SFU D.
His understanding of the Offense formations & pass plays make him an ideal weapon for any secondary. Outstanding short area quickness with the ability to break & disrupt ball catchers.
Terrific vision with long speed ran stride for stride with his fastest competition. Inside & out he has started at CB & safety in his time at SFU. Tough enough to cover Tight ends or stop RB’s out the backfield. Has the versatility needed to play all over the secondary could become a top tier slot? Nickel CB in the NFL.
Absolute savage on run plays as well, as in designed DB blitz packages. Understands the screen check down games closes space with speed tackles like a pro. Precision technique his angels , his tackles and when he is blitzing the QB. He plays with great intensity first step & endurance. Tackling machine, the type of player that you can trust one on one or as your last line of defense. Strong powerful tackler can upend player much bigger than himself.
From a small school like SFU you might not hear a whole lot of chatter about this DB but he looks like a guy too watch for me. Smart, strong, real quick, good vertical ability, smart, dynamic young DB can add depth to any secondary and/or make a name for himself on special teams for many years to come.