Kamalei Correa, Edge, Boise State
The 2016 NFL Draft lacks edge rusher prospect depth. There just aren’t many prospects who possess the elite quickness teams covet in a pass-rusher. Boise State’s Kamalei Correa is one of the few edge rushers who has the burst needed to gain the edge.
Correa is an explosive athlete who uses his speed to work his way into the backfield and put pressure on the quarterback. He routinely beats the offensive tackle to the edge where he uses his balance to flatten out and close.
His speed also allows him to close the back door on the running game as well as hold up in coverage. He’s a bit raw in terms of his pass-rush arsenal, but has the raw ability coaches target when looking for someone to develop.
Correa isn’t a household name but that will change once we get to the combine and other workout events. He should tally some impressive numbers in workouts such as the 40-yard dash and 3-cone drill.
Don’t be surprised if you hear Correa’s name called early in the 2nd round. He has that type of potential and is one of the few high-upside prospects at an important position. The Baltimore Ravens and New York Jets could be two teams that make sense for Correa.
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