Kahlil McKenzie, Defensive Tackle
Weight: 314 lbs
Arms: 31 1/2 inches
Hands: 10 1/8 inches
40 Time: 5.15 seconds
Bench Press: 26 reps
Vertical Jump: 29.5 inches
Broad Jump: 105 inches
3 Cone Drill: 7.94 seconds
20 Yard Shuttle: 4.68 seconds
Prospect Grade: 5.12 (better than average chance to make NFL roster)
Kahlil McKenzie’s choice to forgo his senior season with the Vols was a bit puzzling, but he decided to take his chances in the NFL. And he put together a solid NFL Combine showing that could help him get drafted.
Scouts like how McKenzie looks and his NFL bloodlines thanks to his dad. He certainly looks the part, and scouts like his frame, quick hands, and his upper body power.
But as Tennessee fans may know, McKenzie’s looks can be a little deceiving. His production at Tennessee didn’t match his potential, and scouts saw that. They also think he was too easily uprooted by offensive linemen and ended up on the ground far too often.
If McKenzie gets drafted, it will likely be in the seventh round by a team intrigued by what he can do and the potential he brings. But as his scout at the combine said, McKenzie is “more of a project than prospect” but is intriguing enough for a team to likely take a chance on him.