The Eagles are hosting 2017 NFL Draft cornerback prospect Damontae Kazee on an official pre-draft visit, according to Tony Pauline of DraftAnalyst.com. Kazee is one of 30 prospects who will have met with the Eagles in Philadelphia leading up to this year’s draft.
Kazee, 23, measures in at 5-10, 184 pounds. In four years at San Diego State, Kazee recorded 240 total tackles (14.5 for loss), 29 passes defensed, 17 interceptions, six forced fumbles, and two defensive touchdowns. That’s some very good production.
Despite his strong numbers, however, Kazee is projected to be a Day 3 selection. The senior defensive back has some athletic limitations.
Kazee ranks as the No. 20 overall corner prospect in BGN’s cornerback rankings.
An older, smaller prospect; Kazee might get passed over by a lot of teams due to lack of measurables but they would be missing out on a contributor. Kazee was productive from year one in college and proved to be one of the most consistent playmakers in college football over the last four years totally 22 total turnovers during his time at San Diego Sate. Kazee is an average athlete with not so great size, but his instincts and technique should make him a playmaker at the next level, even in a smaller role.
If the Eagles draft Kazee, it likely won’t be with the idea in mind he’s the immediate solution at the cornerback position. Rather, he might a depth/developmental player with potential to compete for playing time.
Watch Kazee’s game film via Draft Breakdown. Here’s a highlights video.
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Complete list of known Philadelphia Eagles draft visits
Alabama CB Marlon Humphrey - [Click here]
Washington WR John Ross - [Click here]
Alabama LB Ryan Anderson - [Click here]
Alabama LB Reuben Foster - [Click here]
Florida State RB Dalvin Cook - [Click here]
LSU RB Leonard Fournette - [Click here]
Clemson WR Mike Williams - [Click here]
Western Michigan WR Corey Davis - [Click here]
IUP OL Ethan Cooper - [Click here]
Connecticut DB Obi Melifonwu - [Click here]
Grambling State WR Chad Williams - [Click here]
West Virginia WR Shelton Gibson - [Click here]
LSU S Jamal Adams - [Click here]
Ohio State CB Gareon Conley - [Click here]
Penn State S Malik Golden - [Click here]
San Diego State CB Damontae Kazee