Kyler Gordon

Kyler Gordon

Measurements
  • Height
    5114
  • Hand
    9 1/4
  • VJ
  • Weight
    194lbs
  • Arm
    31
  • Speed
    4.52
CB Combine Averages
  • Height
    5113
  • Hand
    9 1/4
  • VJ
    37
  • Weight
    192lbs
  • Arm
    31 1/2
  • Speed
    4.49
Ben Elsner - Scout
Kyler Gordon
  • Overall Rank
    20
  • Position Rank
    4
  • Position
    CB
  • Age
    22.5 Years
  • Team
    WASHINGTON

Stats

Year Games Played Tackles PBUs Yds/Cov Snap Sacks Misc. Stats
2018 1 2 0 0.00 0 0 TFL
2019 13 32 4 0.66 0 1 TFL
2020 3 18 1 0.90 0 1 TFL
2021 12 45 7 0.69 0 2 TFL

Build

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

Kyler Gordon is an evenly built corner with seemingly adequate length for his size and has remained moderately healthy during his time at Washington. He dealt with a benching in 2019, in which, by all accounts, he used as a point to make himself better, not get dejected

  • Size
    6
  • Length
    6
  • Frame/Durability
    7
Grade 6.3

Mental

Is he instinctual? Does he play with urgency?

High motor and aggressive in the run game with the willingness and ability to tackle efficiently. Small lapses in tackling angles and stopping his feet upon impact. In Cover 2, his ability to read and react are outstanding with patience to break on the ball, initiate timing to break up a pass and the athleticism to pick up ground when out of place (which is a rarity). Scheme versatile where his efficiency is not affected which shows confidence and ability to learn

  • Toughness
    7
  • Instincts
    8
  • Effort/Motor
    8
Grade 7.7

Athleticism

Does he have the athletic traits you want?

Not an overly explosive athlete with his long speed but shows proper twitch and burst to close in on plays in front of him in a zone look. In press man, his outstanding hip fluidity and COD allows for him to stay sticky with a receiver downfield and does not open his hips too quickly as he is able to remain in phase. Due to flexibility and bend, his plant drive/burst is far above average laterally or downhill. Where he can improve is by adding weight/muscle to his upper frame as he could be seen being shrugged off at catch point by bigger receivers and tight ends. With his scheme versatility added his position flexibility as he has played and can be projected out wide or in the slot as well as against bigger receivers or quick footed smaller players. At catch point, with added strength he can improve but wins now with his intelligence in terms of hand usage, ball recognition and timing

  • Explosiveness
    7
  • Speed
    7
  • Body Control
    7
  • Flexibility/Bend
    7
  • Change of Direction
    8
  • Play Strength
    6
Grade 7.0

Technical

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

Kyler Gordon has technique that rests on his bend. He is rarely seen playing high with smooth flip of his hips and isn't too quick to open up and can remain in his pedal in phase. Would initially be best in a Cover 2/Zone look as his instincts and timing will be suitable toward this initially in the NFL. As he adds strength and technique in his tackling, he should be quite versatility in his placement. In the run game, he is adequate due to his wrap and pursuit angle. He is a very willing and able tackler but can be seen stopping his feet upon contact and lunging instead of running through. Ball skills at catch point could be improved with added strength to hang 1 on 1 in those situations but will be able to make a play on the ball now with technical skills and intellect

  • Hip Fluidity
    8
  • Burst to Close
    7
  • Plant and Drive
    7
  • Run Support
    5
  • Cover Ability
    7
  • Twitch/Suddenness
    7
  • Backpedal
    6
  • Ball Skills
    6
Grade 6.6

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?
Kyler Gordon has played 29 career games at Washington contributing to the special teams and most notably as a starting outside cornerback. He lines up across from Trent McDuffie to form a premiere tandem in CFB. Kyler Gordon was named to the First-Team All-Pac 12 this past season as well as making an appearance on Feldman's Freak's list due to his athletic testing numbers. Gordon is a scheme and position versatility cornerback that can contribute early at the next level as an outside corner back due to his intelligence, hip fluidity, technique and COD. He will be best in a Cover 2/Zone concept to begin in which he can use his outstanding read and reaction skills to properly break on the ball and his initiate timing to make a play. In Press or Man, he is able to properly mirror his receiver without opening up too early with active yet patient feet and outstanding flip of his hips. Gordon will look to add strength in his upper body and refine his technique in tackling. He can be seen being overpowered at catch point and has a poor pursuit angle despite being an extremely willing tackler who tackles heavy when he doesn't stop his feet upon contact. Kyler Gordon's ability to play now, upside and scheme/positional versatility should be enticing for a team to team early on in the draft and potentially in the first round.

Film Watched

  • iconBest Game
  • AT Oregon ST
  • Oct - 02 - 2021
  • Forced incompletions and drove on the football well
  • iconWorst Game
  • VS Cal
  • Sep - 25 - 2021
  • Overpowered by TE's and Bigger Receivers at catch point with missteps in pursuit angle
Best Trait
Instincts
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