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2015 NFL DRAFT

Kurtis Drummond, FS

School: Michigan State  |  Conference: BIG10
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Masury, OH
Height/Weight: 6-1 / 200 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
3011-2

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
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Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
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STRENGTHS: Well-rounded player with the anticipation and pursuit downhill to close in the ground game while also showing the coordinated body control and timing in coverage to make plays in pass defense.

Understands pursuit angles and anticipates the action well, playing with a non-hesitant and aggressive demeanor. He shows the coordinated body control to flip-and-stick to hang with receivers vertically, using his heady instincts and quick eyes to make natural adjustments.

Drummond has the ballskills to make acrobatic plays on the ball with very good timing and coordination. He exhibits top confidence on and off the field and is well respected by his coaches and teammates, also making impact plays on special teams coverage.

WEAKNESSES: Despite his toughness downhill, he doesn't have an ideal body type with a lean-shaped frame and average muscle tone throughout. Drummond needs to consistently finish once he makes contact.

Drummond is the most consistent Big Ten defensive back I've seen on tape so far and is very much in the competition to be the first senior safety drafted next spring.

--Dane Brugler (9/5/14)

Player Overview

Arguably the top senior prospect at safety for the upcoming class, Drummond is the top returning tackler for the Spartans in 2014, finishing last season with 91 stops, 3.5 tackles for loss, 10 passes defended and four interceptions, matching Darqueze Dennard for the team-lead.
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07/31/2014 - 2014 PRESEASON BEDNARIK AWARD WATCH LIST: S Kurtis Drummond, Michigan State...Drummond ranked second on the team in tackles (career-best 91 stops) and passes defended (10). He also recorded 3.5 tackles for loss (18 yards). The 6-1, 200-pound Drummond tied consensus All-American and Jim Thorpe Award winner Darqueze Dennard for the team lead with four interceptions. He finished third on the team in production points (225) and pass break-ups (6). He also was listed among the Big Ten leaders in interceptions (tied for third) and passes defended (10; tied for 10th).

An honorable mention All-American according to SI.com, Drummond was named first-team All-Big Ten by the coaches and second-team all-conference by the media. "Kurtis Drummond is the unquestioned quarterback of our defense," Spartan secondary coach Harlon Barnett said. "He's very intelligent, has great ball skills, and he's a very good tackler. We expect Kurtis to have an outstanding senior year." The Masury, Ohio, native posted five tackles each against Stanford in the Rose Bowl Game and Ohio State in the Big Ten Championship Game. - Michigan State football

 

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