with the ability to add more bulk to his frame…Has the functional power
needed to gain instant leverage coming off the snap…Makes a solid effort
to stick with his blocks…Maintains position, using his leg drive and hand
punch to wall off and finish…Has the athletic agility to accelerate to
the edge and seal up inside…Shows proper footwork and hand usage dropping
back in pass protection…Picks up stunts and blitzes quickly…Sustains his
blocks once he engages…Sets with leverage, using his hands to gain separation…Has
ideal foot to kick-&-slide while making adjustments in the second level…Keeps
his feet moving to follow through as he steps up to neutralize the line-backers.
he can accelerate upfield quickly, he is not the most gifted athletically,
appearing to lack good balance and body control…Makes good contact, but
lacks explosion coming off the snap…Better as an incline blocker, working
well in limited space…Needs to add bulk to his frame…Shoulder surgery after
the 2000 season needs further evaluation.
Two-year starter who has the versatility
and skills to play either guard or tackle…Tough, reliable blocker who gets
the most out of his ability…Started the last 23 games for the Sun Devils.
5.22 in the 40-yard dash… 33 1/4-inch
arm length… 9 7/8-inch hands… Ambidextrous… 24 Wonderlic score…
1997 graduate of Cactus (Peoria, Az.)
High…Named to the All-Arizona football team by The Arizona Republic
and Class 4A All-State pick…Class 4A Defensive Player-of-the-Year in Arizona
in 1996 by KPNX-TV, Channel 12…Made SuperPrep's Far West Cactus
squad…Recorded career totals of 354 solo and 280 assisted tackles…Had 26
tackles (1995) in a game versus Lake Havasu High…Lettered in football,
baseball, basketball and track…Captained the football and baseball teams…Rated
No. 77 in SuperPrep's 1997 far West Top 100 and as the No. 6 linebacker
in the West by PrepStar Magazine and was a first-team All-American by that
Graduated in December, 2001 with a degree
in Interdisciplinary Studies…Cousin, Brent Burnstein, was a defensive end
at Arizona State (1993-96)…Son of Marlene and Keith Kosier…Born Kyle Blaine
Kosier on 1/27/78…Resides in Peoria, Arizona.
from Pro Football Weekly:
Notes: Lettered in football,
basketball, track and baseball in high school. Enrolled as a defensive
lineman in 1997 and redshirted. Moved to offense in '98 and saw very limited
action in one game. Played in 10 games and got his first start in the '99
finale at right guard, when Scott Peters played center. Started every game
at right guard in 2000, despite playing much of the year with a bad shoulder.
Had shoulder surgery after the season and sat out the spring while rehabbing.
Despite injury, graded out as well as anyone on the offensive line in '00
and may have been the team's most efficient blocker. Moved to right tackle
Positives: Excellent intangibles
and toughness. Good athlete. Very mobile. Runs well. Gets it done although
he might not look pretty doing it. Plays hard and plays through pain.
Negatives: Lacks natural size
and playing strength. At times will struggle with his balance and does
not get much movement in his blocks. Looks like a pumped-up 265-pounder.
Summary: Has the mobility
and desire and will be hard to cut but is not big and strong enough to
Former defensive lineman that started
the past two-years at both guard and tackle. Second team All-Conference
selection as a right tackle after his senior season.
Hard-working, blue-collar lineman
that gets the job done. Blocks with a wide base and forward lean, bends
his knees and uses his entire body to keep the opponent away. Anchors in
pass protection, displays strength in his upper body and quick in his head.
Alert picking up stunts and twists and takes care of his assignments. Does
not move well in space, lacks body adjustment and not dominant run blocking.
Slow getting out to the second level, stiff and lacks overall blocking
range. Did an admiral job at tackle last season at tackle but his only
chance is if moved back into guard. Mid Seventh Round.
Kosier is a small guard from Arizona
who might not have enough size or skill to compete on the pro level. He
does not have very much weight, which really hurts him in run blocking.
It also doesn't help when he has to face a big, powerful defensive tackle
who will simply plow over him. He does have good strength and will fight
the defender over every inch of the field. He has only been on the offensive
line for two years, so experience is not a positive either.