West Virginia Mountaineers
2020 NFL Draft Prospects
Colton McKivitz, OT
Career Snapshot: Four-year starter at tackle who was named Co-Big 12 Offensive Lineman of the Year as a senior in 2019. Started at left tackle as a redshirt freshman in place of injured YodnyCajuste and moved to right tackle the following two seasons with Cajuste back on the field. Moved back to left tackle for the 2019 season after Cajuste graduated.
Positives: Hard-working, tough offensive lineman with a great feel for the position. Quick off the snap, fires out to the second level and knocks linebackers from the action. Keeps his feet moving, shows strength and gets movement as a run blocker. Keeps his head on a swivel, stays with assignments and always looks for someone to hit. Stays square, fights with his hands and knocks defenders back with an explosive jolt. Smart, makes great use of angles and gets the most from his ability.
Negatives: Not a natural knee bender and must sink his butt better at the line of scrimmage. Stiff and lacks footwork off the edge and lateral range in pass protection.
Analysis: McKivitz has been efficient and productive at left tackle for West Virginia the past three years. His toughness, smarts and ability to get the job done lend me to believe he will eventually end up at right tackle or even inside at guard for an NFL team.
Kennedy McKoy, RB
Career Snapshot: Two-year starter who rushed 99 times for 323 yards and three touchdowns and caught 37 passes for 167 yards and one score as a senior in 2019. Set multiple career highs as a junior with 145 carries, 802 rushing yards, eight rushing TDs and 224 receiving yards on 17 catches.
Positives: Nice-sized back with excellent computer numbers. Patiently waits for blocks to develop, finds the running lanes and turns it upfield. Runs north and south. Terrific receiver out of the backfield who extends his hands to snatch the ball away from his frame. Quick, has a burst through the hole and works runs.
Negatives: Was a part-time player for West Virginia last season. Average strength and doesn’t pick up much yardage off initial contact. Not a smooth cutback runner.
Analysis: McKoy comes off a somewhat disappointing campaign and struggled to see the field, but he has enough skill as a ball carrier and pass catcher to get consideration as a third-down back or situational ball carrier.
Josh Norwood, CB
Career Snapshot: Junior-college transfer who started both of his seasons at West Virginia. Started at safety as a senior in 2019, earned Second Team All-Big 12 honors and made 64 tackles (2.5 for loss) with six pass breakups. Started at cornerback as a junior and made 64 tackles (four for loss) with 11 pass breakups. Started his college career at Ohio State before he transferred to Northwest Mississippi Community College for one season.
Positives: Versatile defensive back who plays with great intensity. Fires up the field against the run, sells out on the blitz and attacks opponents. Easily changes direction and displays speed to every area of the field. Effective open-field tackler. Displays a burst to the ball out of his plant and works to get his head back around in coverage.
Negatives: Late to react to assignments on occasion. Bites on ball fakes, gets confused and blows assignments.
Analysis: Norwood possesses solid size and speed that he plays to on the field, but he really needs to elevate his game to have any chance at the next level.
Kenny Robinson, S
Career Snapshot: Two-year starter who earned First Team All-Big 12 honors and made 77 tackles (two for loss) with four interceptions and four pass breakups as a sophomore in 2018. Made 46 tackles (two for loss) with three INTs and three PBUs as a true freshman. Dismissed from West Virginia in June 2019 due to an academic violation and played for the St. Louis BattleHawks in the XFL, where he made 21 tackles (two for loss) with two interceptions and two pass breakups in five games.
Positives: Former West Virginia safety who played in the XFL last season and is swiftly moving up draft boards. Breaks down well, quickly reads and diagnoses the action and plays disciplined football. Efficient, keeps the action in front of him and takes proper angles. Flashes athleticism, works hard to cover the pass and quickly moves up the field to defend the run. Fluid, agile and smooth in every direction of the field. Quick to flip his hips in transition with opponents.
Negatives: Plays to one speed and lacks closing burst. Does not show great lateral range. Better downhill than in reverse.
Analysis: Robinson turned in a solid sophomore campaign at West Virginia in 2018 before he was dismissed from the program and showed well during the shortened XFL season. He’s a zone safety who could flourish in a system that allows him to make plays downhill.
Keith Washington Jr, CB
Career Snapshot: Junior-college transfer who started both of his seasons at West Virginia. Earned Second Team All-Big 12 honors and made 23 tackles with three interceptions and nine pass breakups as a senior in 2019. Named Honorable Mention All-Big 12 and made 40 tackles with three INTs and nine PBUs as a junior in 2018. Started his college career at Michigan before he transferred to Copiah-Lincoln Community College for one season.
Positives: Tough, hard-working corner with next-level size. Physical, battles receivers throughout the action and works hard to defend throws. Breaks down well and displays explosiveness and good short-area quickness. Effectively reads and diagnoses the action and is most effective facing the action.
Negatives: Possesses average deep speed. Gets twisted, struggles to get his head back around and often gets caught out of position. Was very inconsistent during the week of Shrine Bowl practices.
Analysis: Washington is a solid cornerback who could line up in dime packages in a zone system at the next level.
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