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Name: *Christian Kirk 
College: Texas AM     Number: 3
Height: 5-10   Weight: 201
Position: WR  Pos2: KR  Class/Draft Year: Jr/2018
40 Low: 4.38
  40 Time: 4.45
   40 High: 4.54

Projected Round: 1-2      Stock: 
Rated number 4 out of 318 WR's     36 / 2197 TOTAL
Combine Invite: Yes
Height: 5103
Weight: 201

PD3X AKA "Official"
40 Yard Dash (ET):
 4.45

40 Yard Dash (HH): 4.50
20 Yard (ET): 2.59
20 Yard (HH): 2.50
10 Yard (ET): 1.54
10 Yard (HH): 1.54
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 20
Vertical Jump: 35 1/2
Broad Jump: 09'07"
20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.45
3-Cone Drill: 7.09


Dates: 03/27/18
Hand: 09 7/8  Arm: 30 3/8
Wingspan: 72 7/8

Height: 5103
Weight: 201

40 Yard Dash (HH): 
20 Yard (HH): 
10 Yard (HH): 
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 
Vertical Jump: 
Broad Jump: 
20 Yrd Shuttle: 
3-Cone Drill: 

 4.39  Stood on Combine Numbers.
 Data Scout Notes: 2018: 01-02-18 - Announced Early Entry into 2018 NFL Draft...2017: 1stC-AP&KR/2ndC-WR...PMaxwell...2016: 1stC-WR/KR/AP...PWalterCamp/PMaxwell/PBiletnikoff...2015: ROYC/2ndC-WR,AP&KR
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  Christian Kirk
Texas A&M Aggies
Wide Receiver
5-11, 200, 4.39, #3
Scottsdale, Ariz.
Saguaro


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  12/14/17 - 2017 ALL-SEC FIRST TEAM (COACHES): AP Christian Kirk, Texas A&M,...Kirk is the active FBS career leader in punt return average with 22.8 yards per return. He is the only SEC player to have both a punt return for a touchdown and a kickoff return for a touchdown in 2017. - Texas A&M Football

12/14/17 - 2017 ALL-SEC FIRST TEAM (COACHES): RS Christian Kirk, Texas A&M,...Kirk holds the Texas A&M school record for career punt returns for a touchdown (six) as well as the most punt returns for touchdowns in a single season (three in 2016). As a wide receiver, Kirk has had at least two receptions in every game he has played for Texas A&M (38 straight entering the 2017 Belk Bowl). - Texas A&M Football


 Overview

  A three-year starter at Texas A&M, Kirk has been one of the most valuable players in the SEC since he arrived at College Station, making an impact from the slot and as a returner on special teams – first wideout in Aggies’ history to surpass 4,500 career all-purpose yards. An explosive and controlled athlete, he has a knack for creating separation before and after the catch with his outstanding start/stop quickness and quick-thinking movements.

Although unproven as an outside receiver threat, Kirk thrives in the slot and has room to improve when he adds polish to his route-running. His mature character will be welcomed in a NFL building, carrying himself with positive energy regardless if the cameras are on him. Overall, he needs to hone his finishing skills as a receiver and return man to take his game from good to great, but all the traits are there for Kirk to be an immediate slot weapon and return man.

The term “only” a slot receiver can be viewed as a negative description, but in today’s NFL, most offenses rely on the slot receiver to be an impact weapon. Although he isn’t a seasoned veteran as an outside presence, Kirk has the skill-set to shred the middle of the field. He doesn’t have the highest ceiling among receivers in the 2018 draft class, but has one of the highest floors, putting his value in the top-40 selections. And unlike other well-liked receivers in this draft class, scouts know who Kirk is on and off the field – there shouldn’t be any surprises once he enters the NFL and that reliability is valuable. -- Dane Brugler, 12/17/17

BACKGROUND
A five-star wide receiver recruit out of high school, Christian Kirk earned Player of the Year honors in Arizona after a renowned career at Saguaro, including three state championships, 8,148 all-purpose yards and a state-record 103 touchdowns as a dynamic do-everything weapon. He received offers from Alabama, Arizona State and several other high-profile programs, but in the end, it came down to UCLA or Texas A&M, choosing the Aggies because of the opportunity to play in the SEC.

Kirk made an immediate impact as a true freshman and led the Aggies in receptions (80), receiving yards (1,009), all-purpose yards (1,789), punt return yards (341), kickoff return yards (385) and total touchdowns (eight), earning SEC Freshman of the Year and Freshman All-American honors. He became the first player at Texas A&M to post back-to-back 80+ catch seasons, finishing his sophomore year with a career-best 83 receptions for 928 yards and 12 total touchdowns to earn All-SEC honors at three different positions.

Thanks to streaky quarterback play, Kirk saw his production nosedive as a junior, but still led the team in receiving with 58 catches for 730 yards and nine total scores, including his first career kickoff return for a touchdown to earn All-SEC honors at three different positions for the second year in a row.


 Analysis

  STRENGTHS
Finely-tuned athlete. Controls his throttle in his cuts with NFL-level coordination and ease of movement. Accelerates to his top speed quickly, shifting gears effortlessly in his routes. Ankle flexion and lateral burst to manipulate space, separating from coverage – ran away from Alabama’s Minkah Fitzpatrick on sharp inside-out patterns from the slot.

Natural running instincts to be dangerous any time he touches the ball. Flexible body control, reach and ball skills to snag throws outside his frame. Tracks well over his shoulder. Shorter, but not small, sporting a muscular frame. Professional make-up and not many 21-year old players as mature as him. Goal-oriented mindset and commits the extra time necessary between games. Leadership role grew each season and was one of the faces of the program in 2017. Played in all 39 games of his three-year career and recorded at least two catches in each contest. Impact returner skills, averaging 22.2 yards per punt return with six career touchdowns (36/798/6) – scored a touchdown every 6.0 punt returns in college, setting the school career records for punt return touchdowns in a season (three) and career (six)…averaged 21.2 yards on kickoff returns (49/1,038/1). – Dane Brugler 12/17/2017

WEAKNESSES
Shorter-than-ideal with a maxed-out build. Overpowered by physical defenders and knocked off his route. Above average catch radius, but lacks ideal length to consistently play above the rim or bail out errant throws. Inconsistent results with crowded catch zones. Ball security needs improved. Inexperienced as an outside receiver, working primarily in the slot at Texas A&M. Not an established deep threat and averaged under 13 yards per catch in his career. – Dane Brugler 12/17/2017

COMPARES TO: Tim Brown, Oakland Raiders - Lining up all over the formation, Brown could impact every inch of the field and Kirk has that same impact potential. Brown also averaged 10.2 yards per punt return over his illustrious career and that is an area where Kirk is expected to make an immediate impact.

IN OUR VIEW: Although he needs to hone his finishing skills as a receiver and return man to take his game from good to great, all the traits are there for Kirk to be an immediate slot weapon and return man. He might not have the ceiling of a NFL No. 1 receiver, but he has one of the highest floors in this draft class, which could land him in round one.

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 2017 Season

  Served as an offensive captain, starting in all 12 games … Named First Team All-SEC as all-purpose and return specialist and tabbed as a Second Team All-SEC wide receiver … racked up 730 receiving yards on 58 catches with seven touchdowns … returned 21 kicks for 480 and a touchdown … returned eight punts for 175 yards and a touchdown … averaged 117.7 all-purpose yards per game … is the only SEC player to return both a punt and kickoff for a touchdown this season … active FBS career leader in punt return average at 22.8 … named SEC Special Teams Player of the Week after returning a kickoff for 100 yards against Arkansas … also made five catches for 110 yards and two touchdowns, including the game-winner in OT against the Razorbacks … hauled in four catches for 120 yards with a touchdown and returned a punt 90 yards for a score against New Mexico … made seven catches for 78 yards and a touchdown at LSU … recorded touchdown receptions against Nicholls, Louisiana and Alabama.

 2016 Season

  Hauled in an SEC-leading 83 passes (for 928 yards and nine touchdowns) in his sophomore season ... led the nation with three punt return touchdowns ... averaged 21.7 yards on 13 punt returns, which would have led the SEC and the NCAA FBS if he had the requisite 1.2 returns per game.

Named third-team All-American by the AP ... picked first-team All-SEC at three different positions ... his 12 total touchdowns (9 receiving, 3 punt returns) led the team ... finished the season with a team-high 1,418 all-purpose yards ... took two punts to the house against New Mexico State, an A&M record, and added a touchdown grab in the game.

Had three 100 yard receiving games, including a season-high 144 against Mississippi State ... also posted 237 all-purpose yards against the Bulldogs ... caught a career-high 12 passes against South Carolina ... posted his second 200+ all-purpose game with 227 against LSU to go along with two touchdown grabs.


 2015 Season

  Record-setting first season at Texas A&M included leading team in receptions (80), receiving yards (1,009), all-purpose yards (1,789), punt return yards (341), kickoff return yards (385) and total touchdowns (8) ... among SEC freshmen, Kirk led the way in receptions (6.2/G), receiving yards (77.6/G), punt return average (24.4), and all-purpose yardage ..

In the Texas A&M freshmen record book, Kirk ranks No. 2 in season receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns and he owns the freshman record for all-purpose yards ... had over 200 all-purpose yards in three games, including a season-high 255 vs. Arkansas ... earned Freshman All-America honors from the Sporting News, first-team All-SEC honors (all-purpose) from the Associated Press, SEC Freshman of the Year (coaches) and SEC Newcomer of the Year (AP) ... was a January enrollee at Texas A&M.


 High School

  Coached by Jason Mohns at Saguaro HS in Scottsdale, Ariz. ... All-American by Under Armour, MaxPreps, PrepStar ... Gatorade Player of the Year in Arizona ... as a senior, Kirk surpassed the 3,000-yard level in all-purpose yardage, including nearly 1,700 as a rusher and 1,200 as a receiver ... rushed for 1,692 yards and 25 TDs and reeled in 61 catches for 1,187 yards and 17 scores ... also scored on punt and kickoff returns ...

On defense, he had 49 tackles and four interceptions, including two that he returned for touchdowns ... as a junior, Kirk gained over 2,000 all-purpose yards, including 1,183 receiving yards and 832 rushing yards ... totaled 33 touchdowns, including 17 as a receiver, 13 as a rusher and three as a returner ... on defense, Kirk contributed 55 tackles and two pickoffs ... as a sophomore, Kirk grabbed 43 catches for 1,003 yards and 13 touchdowns ... averaged 16.6 yards per carry as a rusher ... on defense, Kirk had 23 tackles and four pickoffs ... also had a punt return TD ... a five-star prospect, Kirk chose Texas A&M over Arizona State, Auburn, USC and UCLA.


 Personal

  Christian Kirk is the son of Evan and Melissa Kirk ... born Nov. 18, 1996 ... business administration major.

 
 Draft Scout Player News
02/27/18 - 2018 NFL Combine: Athleticism Key for these Prospects: Christian Kirk, WR, Texas A&M ...With his athleticism out of the slot, NFL scouts are expecting above-average results from Kirk not only in the 40-yard dash, but also in the quick change-of-direction drills. His numbers could be the difference in going first round or not. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
01/04/18 - 2017 ASSOCIATED PRESS ALL-BOWL TEAM: Wide receiver: Christian Kirk, Texas A&M (Belk): Kirk caught 13 passes for 189 yards and three touchdowns in the Aggies' 55-52 loss to Wake Forest. - AP College Football
01/02/18 - Texas A&M junior receiver Christian Kirk, a potential first-rounder who adds value as a return man, announced Tuesday he would enter the 2018 NFL Draft. NFLDraftScout.com senior analyst Rob Rang had Kirk going 16th overall in a first-round mock draft this week. Kirk's numbers dipped a bit this season because of the Aggies' uneven quarterback play, but he finished with 66 catches for 859 yards and 10 touchdowns. Kirk (5-foot-11, 220 pounds) has six career punt return touchdowns and one kick return score, which came this season against Arkansas. - The Sports Xchange
12/14/17 - 2017 ALL-SEC FIRST TEAM (COACHES): AP Christian Kirk, Texas A&M,...Kirk is the active FBS career leader in punt return average with 22.8 yards per return. He is the only SEC player to have both a punt return for a touchdown and a kickoff return for a touchdown in 2017. - Texas A&M Football
12/14/17 - 2017 ALL-SEC FIRST TEAM (COACHES): RS Christian Kirk, Texas A&M,...Kirk holds the Texas A&M school record for career punt returns for a touchdown (six) as well as the most punt returns for touchdowns in a single season (three in 2016). As a wide receiver, Kirk has had at least two receptions in every game he has played for Texas A&M (38 straight entering the 2017 Belk Bowl). - Texas A&M Football

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