2021 NFL Draft Prospect - EDGE Kwity Paye


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Player Description


Name: Kwity Paye Position: EDGE/Defensive End

College: Michigan Uniform Number: #19

Class: Senior Height: 6-4

Weight: 272 lbs Projected Round: Late 1st - 3rd round

Strengths:

  • Refined pass rusher with a good variety of pass rush moves

  • Able to penetrate from different positions on the line - creative

  • Fluid with his hands

  • Explosive out of his stance - explosive first step.

  • Consistently keeps his pad level low when coming out of his stance

  • Decent closing speed

  • Physical when engaging against opposing linemen

  • Hard-working pass rusher with a high motor

  • Highly instinctive - consistently finds his way to the ball

  • Good short area speed

  • Reasonably flexible

  • Increased production from his junior year

  • Effective at setting the edge


Weaknesses:


Paye's size can pose a problem against bigger, athletic offensive linemen. He does not possess the length necessary to effectively stack and shed opposing linemen; as a consequence, he has a tendency of getting stuck on blocks. Against the run, he is susceptible to pushed backwards when his pad level is a little high. Not overly athletic, Paye does not possess the type of flexibility need to bend and penetrate from the outside; better suited playing as a 3-technique defensive lineman.

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