Kalil Pimpleton

Kalil Pimpleton

Measurements
  • Height
    5090
  • Hand
    8 7/8
  • VJ
    33 1/2
  • Weight
    175lbs
  • Arm
    28 7/8
  • Speed
    4.49
WR Combine Averages
  • Height
    6004
  • Hand
    9 1/2
  • VJ
    36
  • Weight
    200lbs
  • Arm
    32
  • Speed
    4.51
Dak Brown - Scout
Kalil Pimpleton
  • Overall Rank
    292
  • Position Rank
    35
  • Position
    WR
  • Team
    CENTRAL MICHIGAN

Stats

Year Games Played Rec Yards YPC TDs Misc. Stats
2017 1 0 0 0.00 0
2019 13 79 823 10.4 6
2020 6 26 277 10.7 2
2021 13 62 960 15.5 4

Build

Does he have prototype size? What is body type? What is growth potential?

Limited height and weight, standing at 5090 and 175 lbs. Could benefit from putting on some extra lbs in the build-up to the new season as this will help with his physicality. No notable injuries during his 4 years of eligibility.

  • Size
    4
  • Length
    4
  • Frame/Durability
    7
Grade 5.0

Mental

Is he instinctual? Does he play with urgency?

Average toughness, he struggles at the line of scrimmage to get out of press coverage due to his lack of physicality. The same issue continues into his stem, where he struggles to stay on his path and physical DBs are able to easily re-route him, causing him issues in gaining separation. Instincts are above the line, he understands how to manipulate DBs on COD routes with plant-steps and foot-fire moves. Struggles at time to find open pockets in zone coverage on hook/curl routes. Effort/Motor is above the line, he is frequently asked to run deep routes and does so consistently with burst and determination.

  • Toughness
    5
  • Instincts
    7
  • Effort/Motor
    7
Grade 6.3

Athleticism

Does he have the athletic traits you want?

Above the line acceleration and outstanding speed, Pimpleton bursts into his stem and reaches top speed quickly in soft coverage. He is able to use pure speed to beat most man defenders on deep routes. Shows an above the line ability to change direction, using flexibility, quick foot movement to gain consistent separation. Play strength is limited and this is clearly shown during both the release and the stem of his route, where he is easily pushed off his route.

  • Explosiveness
    7
  • Speed
    8
  • Body Control
    7
  • Flexibility/Bend
    7
  • Change of Direction
    7
  • Play Strength
    4
Grade 6.7

Technical

Does he have a refined skill set? Is he a projection or is his game developed enough to contribute early?

Ball skills are adequate, he shows flashes of a good catching ability, particularly on deep routes, where he is able to track the ball well over his shoulder and take catches on the run. His catching ability is not uniform however, as he also dropped easy passes in key game situations. The same inconsistency also appears in his average release, as he is able to burst into space and hit top speed in soft coverage, but he struggles to get out of press due to his lack of play strength and foot quickness from a starting position. Above the line YAC ability, where he uses clear vision and speed to find gaps in a defense after taking the catch. Perimeter blocking is limited, he is easily out-muscled when blocking for the ballcarrier and defenders are able to beat him and consistently make plays on the ball. Return ability is above the line, he showed an ability to create plays on special teams, scoring touchdowns on punt returns during his last year at MICE.

  • Ball Skills
    6
  • Suddenness
    7
  • Release
    5
  • Route Running
    6
  • Run After Catch
    7
  • Vertical threat
    6
  • Perimeter Blocking
    4
  • Return Ability
    7
Grade 6.0

Grading Scale

  • 10
    Rare
  • 9
    Elite
  • 8
    Outstanding
  • 7
    Above the Line
  • 6
    Adequate
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Limited
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Deficient
  • 1
    Reject

Summary

What role does he play? What is his initial projection?
Kalil Pimpleton is a 3 star WR out of Muskegon High School, Michigan. At 5090 and 175 lbs, Pimpleton is undersized and lightweight and this does show up on his film during any moments of contact with defenders on his routes or in run blocking scenarios. He does possess outstanding pace however, and if given the space, he has the ability to gain consistent separation through pure speed. He needs to improve his catching on short routes, as he dropped some easy passes last year. Overall, Pimpleton is potential late day 3 prospect, whose size and weight will make it a struggle to gain starting snaps in the league. He shows a good ability to perform as a returner on special teams however and could also be used as a rotational receiver for a team requiring a deep threat.

Film Watched

  • iconBest Game
  • vs Ball State
  • Nov - 17 - 2021
  • 7 REC, 137 YARDS, 1 TD, showed good vision throughout the game to gain consistent YAC
  • iconWorst Game
  • vs Missouri
  • Sep - 04 - 2021
  • 4 REC, 50 YARDS, 0 TD, often out-muscled at the LOS and in his stem, struggled to gain consistent separation
Best Trait
Speed
Pro Comparison
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