—Four-year production with big-time tackle numbers over last three seasons.
—NFL-ready frame that can handle physicality with ease.
—Play strength and tenacity to fill downhill on inside runs.
—Instincts and competitiveness to fit through trash and always find the ball.
—Do-it-all 'backer who can have an effect in all three phases.
—Won't be a backside tackler on edge runs due to a lack of true range versus speed.
—Not a player who can handle space against average NFL athletes one-no-one.
—Change of direction exposes limited flexibility and tight hips to open and run downfield.
—Form tackles are few and far between and will lead to close calls or extra yardage in the NFL.
Micah Kiser's numbers are eye-popping and highlight a player who routinely tracks the ball and makes plays when it matters. He has a relentless motor that keeps him active in all phases and will endear him with NFL coaches who love toughness and hustle. A limited athletic skill set makes specific matchups worrisome, but Kiser's thumping attitude is built for the NFL.
GRADE: 5.99 (Round 4)
PRO PLAYER COMPARISON: Blake Martinez, Green Bay Packers