2020 NFL Draft: Big 12 Scouting Reports

PFN Chief Draft Analyst Tony Pauline's scouting reports for 2020 NFL Draft prospects in the Big 12, including Oklahoma's CeeDee Lamb and Jalen Hurts.

Kansas Jayhawks
2020 NFL Draft Prospects

Hakeem Adeniji, OT

Career Snapshot: Four-year starter who was named Honorable Mention All-Big 12 as a senior in 2019 and as a true freshman in 2016. Earned Second Team All-Big 12 honors as a junior. Started his career at right tackle before he moved to left tackle in the middle of his freshman season. Started one game at right tackle in 2017 and split time between left tackle and left guard in 2019.

Positives: Durable tackle prospect who has displayed consistent progress during his career. Exceptionally quick, fires out to the second level and nicely redirects to linebackers. Explodes into blocks, makes outstanding use of body positioning and seals defenders from the action. Flashes footwork off the edge, effectively fights with his hands and consistently gets leverage on opponents. Works to stays square, shows good initial strength at the point and quickly picks up stunts and blitzes thrown by opponents. Anchors in pass protection and turns defenders from the line in the run game. Flashes footwork off the edge.

Negatives: A bit mechanical in pass protection. Not fluid. Overextends into blocks. Must sink his butt better at the line of scrimmage. Tends to fall off blocks rather than finish them.

Analysis: A four-year starter at both left and right tackle, Adeniji is a solid athlete with good upside. He must improve the details of his position, but he offers possibilities at a number of offensive line spots.

Hasan Defense, CB

Career Snapshot: Junior-college transfer who started all three of his seasons at Kansas. Named Honorable Mention All-Big 12 and made 37 tackles with one interception and eight pass breakups as a senior in 2019. Made 43 tackles with three interceptions and six pass breakups as a junior. Posted 42 tackles, two INTs and nine PBUs as a sophomore.

Positives: Nice-sized cornerback with solid ball skills. Fluidly flips his hips in transition, tracks the pass in the air and gets his head back around to locate the throw. Displays good awareness, effectively positions himself against receivers to make plays and remains disciplined with assignments. Gives effort in all areas.

Negatives: Lacks deep speed and closing burst and is usually a half-step late to the action. Slow to react to receivers’ moves off the line.

Analysis: Defense offers good ball skills and football awareness, but his limited speed will make it an uphill battle for him at the next level.

Kevin Feder, OT

Career Snapshot:  Transfer from Ohio State who started every game as a junior in 2018 and made three starts as a senior.

Positives: Massive right tackle who flashes ability. Strong, stays square and easily turns defenders from the action or engulfs them all together. Sets with a wide base, works to bend his knees and plays heads-up football. Recognizes defensive schemes, shows patience in pass protection and effectively gets his hands into opponents. Keeps his feet moving and makes good use of angles. Explosive at the point.

Negatives: Lacks footwork off the edge, lumbers around the field and displays limited range. Does not consistently play with leverage.

Analysis: Feder is a size prospect who also shows solid skills, and at the very least he should be kept on a practice squad for future development.

Azur Kamara, OLB

Career Snapshot:  Junior-college transfer who started his final season at Kansas, was named Honorable Mention All-Big 12 and made 51 tackles (six for loss) with 3.5 sacks as a senior in 2019. Started three games as a junior and made 16 tackles (five for loss) with one sack.

Positives: Junior-college transfer who comes off a tremendous senior campaign. Athletic, explosive and forceful. Agile, breaks down well and plays with a physical attitude. Works hard to get involved in the action as a pass rusher or run defender. Fluidly changes direction, displays speed in every direction and covers a lot of area. Effective in pursuit and displays the ability to run down ball carriers. Breaks down well and holds his ground against blocks. Remains disciplined with assignments and does not bite on ball fakes or mindlessly run around the field.

Negatives: Inconsistent when he tries to protect himself with his hands. Still rough around the edges in all areas of his game.

Analysis: After he was a part-time contributor at Kansas in 2018, Kamara watched his game take off last season and impressed scouts at the Senior Bowl. He’s a good athlete with a high upside and should flourish standing over tackle in a 3-4 alignment, but he needs to smooth the rough edges of his game. With proper coaching and development,Kamara could develop into a starter in time.

Bryce Torneden, S

Career Snapshot: Three-year starter who made 71 tackles (4.5 for loss) and forced one fumble as a senior in 2019. Made 91 tackles (5.5 for loss) with two sacks and one interception as a junior.

Positives: Undersized safety who plays tough, explosive football. Fires up the field against the run, breaks down well and sells out to make the tackle. Instinctive, keeps the action in front of him and plays big football. Solid open-field tackler.

Negatives: Possesses average ball skills and faceguards too much. Not a secure tackler.

Analysis: Tornedenplays faster than his 40 time, but he has size and scheme limitations. He’s a strong safety prospect in a cornerback’s body, but he does come with a special-teams mentality.

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