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2016 NFL Draft: Kamalei Correa, linebacker, Boise State

He had the production at Boise State but will Kamalei Correa be able to produce at the next level.

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Boise State, LB, Kamalei Correa

6-foot-3-inches, 243 pounds

Mocking the Draft overall rankings: 67

Mocking the Draft position rankings: 8


Vertical: 34 inches 
Broad jump: 9 feet, 9 inches 
Short shuttle: 4.18 seconds 
3-cone: 6.96 seconds

Correa played 40 games in his three-year Boise State and started every game in his junior and senior seasons; he also was a all-conference player in 2015 and won the defensive MVP in the Poinsettia Bowl.

His numbers speak for themselves with 20 career sacks and 31.5 tackles for a loss in his three years in Boise. His numbers went down some in 2015 and part of that was due to teams keying in on him last season, but he still made plays and opened things up for others on the Bronco defense.


He has exceptionally speed for a linebacker of his size and it showed when he was able to chase down running backs. He is very explosive off the line which is why had had 19 sacks when he became a starter as a sophomore and continued that through his junior year. With this speed he is a great outside linebacker candidate and a player who can disrupt the flow of a play.


He zeros in on getting past his opponent in front of him instead of making a move to get upfield. It worked well in college but that technique will not go over as well with better athletes. He does not use his hands enough to break off of blockers to get them out of his way. His speed is also a negative as he sometimes goes to fast and can over shoot the ball carries. He also needs to bulk up his upper body.


Round 2


Frank Zombo

For a player who could be taken in the second round and also being called a work in progress shows the potential Correa has.