At 6'4" and 316 pounds, Kahlil McKenzie is a talented 4-star defensive tackle who plays in California. He has outstanding strength at the point of attack, plus McKenzie has the short-area quickness to close hard on ball-carriers in pursuit.
He is the son of Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie, per Kipp Adams of 247Sports. McKenzie's father and his uncle, Raleigh, both played in the NFL.
Reggie played linebacker for the Raiders and San Francisco 49ers, while Raleigh was an offensive lineman for the Washington Redskins, Philadelphia Eagles, San Diego Chargers and Green Bay Packers.
Adams wrote on May 7, "Twenty-two of the 24 Crystal Ball predictions have McKenzie following in the footsteps of his father Reggie McKenzie and uncle Raleigh McKenzie and committing to Tennessee."
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Edwin Weathersby is the College Football Recruiting Analyst for Bleacher Report. He has worked in scouting/player personnel departments for three professional football teams, including the New York Giants and Cleveland Browns.