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Kyle Kosier, OT
Round 7, Pick 45 , Overall 256
From: Tennessee

Height/Weight: 6-4/302
Speed (40 time): 5.09

BLOCKING STATISTICS… Based on review of game film by our scouting department… SGP-season grade percentage… GM-games played… PLAY-amount of snaps played in…KB-key blocks (pancake/ knockdowns)… TDB-touchdown resulting blocks… DWF-downfield blocks… PRS-pressures allowed… SKA-sacks allowed… High Grade Game-best graded game for the season.
2000 12 79.4 702 52 4 10 7 4 86% vs. Utah State
2001 11 80.9 774 90 6 14 5 3 90% vs. San Jose State
TOTAL 23 80.1 1476 142 10 24 12 7 90% vs. San Jose State

Analysis by CBS Sportsline:     

Positives:…Well-built 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. 

Negatives:…While 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 same publication. 


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.

Info 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 in '01.

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 be physical.

Info from CNNSI.com:

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.

Info from FOXSports.com:

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.