2015 NFL DRAFT
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Frank Kearse

| | College: Alabama A&M
 
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Analysis

Positives: Tall, strong tackle with potential as a nose tackle at the next level despite playing three-technique in college. Can be explosive off the snap, getting a nice push when his coming low from his stance, and has the balance to spin off blocks and the mobility to move laterally in short areas. Good hustle to the ball, competes every snap when rested. His height and length make it difficult for quarterbacks to throw over him.

Negatives: Plays too tall at times, allowing lineman to get their hands into his jersey to stand him up. Only adequate finding the ball in the backfield. A bit heavy-footed, lacks great closing speed to make plays outside the box. Stamina may be an issue when going up against stronger lineman at the next level.

--Chad Reuter

Career Notes

Kearse complied 122 tackles, five passes defended, three forced fumbles, two fumbles recovered, a block kick, 7 sacks for 35 yards and 2 interceptions in 44 career games played.

2010 Season

Started all 11 games in 2010 … second on the team with 57 total tackles/30 solo … 14 tackles for loss … 1 sack … 2 forced fumbles.

2009 Season

Kearse's 2009 performance included 33 total tackles - 17 unassisted and 16 assisted - a force fumble, a fumble recovery, and a blocked kick. The six-foot-five, 365 pound senior totaled a career-best three and a half sacks to earn All-SWAC second-team accolades following the season.

2008 Season

In 2008, 30 total tackles (9 solo), 3.5 tackles for loss (14 yards), 1.0 sacks (10 yards), 2 interceptions (6 yards), and 1 pass break-up.

2007 Season

In 2007, 9 tackles, 2.5 TFL, 0.5 sacks, and 1 fumble recovery.

 
Latest News
03/15/2011 - Alabama A&M Pro day: It was difficult for Alabama A&M prospects at the school's pro day held on March 7, but a couple still managed to thrive. The five players who worked out had to do so on a wet grass field outdoors ??? not ideal for trying to impress the 15 teams present at the pro day. There were two standouts, neither of which was invited to the NFL Scouting Combine: DT Frank Kearse (6-foot-4, 315 pounds) ??? He ran 5.30 and 5.44 seconds in the 40-yard dash, had a 30-inch vertical jump, an 8-foot-7 broad jump, and did 22 bench-press repetitions at 225 pounds. He also posted 4.66 and 7.80 in the short shuttle and 3-cone drill, respectively. Scouts were impressed with him, and the Steelers' Mark Gorscak worked out Kearse individually. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com

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