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Name: Christian Kirksey 
College: Iowa     Number: 20
Height: 6-2   Weight: 233
Position: OLB  Pos2: ILB
Class/Draft Year: Sr/2014

40 Low: 4.48
   40 Time: 4.58
  40 High: 4.69
Projected Round: 4-5  Stock:   High: 3rd/OLB or ILB  Low: 5-6th
Rated number 13 out of 183 OLB's     141 / 2251 TOTAL
Combine Invite: Yes
Height: 6016
Weight: 233
40 Yrd Dash: 
20 Yrd Dash: 
10 Yrd Dash: 
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 16
Vertical Jump: 32
Broad Jump: 10'02"
20 Yrd Shuttle: 
3-Cone Drill: 

Dates: 03/24/14
Height: 6016
Weight: 233
40 Yrd Dash: 4.58
20 Yrd Dash: 2.64
10 Yrd Dash: 1.59
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 16
Vertical Jump: 36
Broad Jump: 10'00"
20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.42
3-Cone Drill: 7.11

   40 Time Range: 4.58-4.59
 Data Scout Notes: 2013: HMC/HMM...PButkus...2012: NA...2011: NA
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 Draft Scout Christian Kirksey News
05/12/14 - A closer look at the Browns picks: Round 3/71 - Christian Kirksey, LB, 6-2, 233, Iowa...Kirksey can play inside or outside. He is energetic and will likely see most of his action on special teams. He was a strong-side linebacker with the Hawkeyes and made 104 tackles last season. - The Sports Xchange
01/25/14 - 2014 Senior Bowl, Helped Themselves: Christian Kirksey, OLB, Iowa - The Big Ten remains one of college football's most consistent producers of pro-ready linebackers and Kirksey turned heads this week with his athleticism and instincts. A particularly impressive tackle early in the Senior Bowl game, itself, showed off his closing speed. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
12/05/13 - 2013 ALL-BIG TEN HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES): Christian Kirksey,...Kirksey recorded 11 tackles against Nebraska to become the 17th player in program history to record 300 career tackles. Kirksey has 308 career stops, good enough for 17th in program history, and ranks ninth in the Big Ten with 8.1 tackles per game. - Iowa football
12/05/13 - 2013 ALL-BIG TEN HONORABLE MENTION (MEDIA): Christian Kirksey,...Morris (Solon, Iowa), Hitchens (Lorain, Ohio), and Kirksey (St. Louis, Mo.), have combined to give the Hawkeyes one of the top linebacker crews in the nation. Hitchens leads Iowa in tackles (102), followed by Morris (99) and Kirksey (97). In career stops, Morris has 392, Kirksey 308 and Hitchens 260. Morris also leads Iowa with four interceptions. - Iowa football
12/03/13 - 2014 NFL DRAFT, WEEK 14 STOCK REPORT, NFL PROSPECTS WHO HELPED THEMSELVES: LB Christian Kirksey, Iowa...The Hawkeyes' defense is full of overachieving prospects who lack ideal NFL traits, but they show enough to earn them a chance and some of them have the determination to stick. And Kirksey might be one of them. The senior had a terrific final game at Kinnick Stadium on Friday as he led Iowa over Nebraska. Kirksey finished with a team-best 11 tackles, 3.0 tackles for loss, 1.0 sack and a forced fumble, earning several awards for his performance.

Listed at 6-2 and 235 pounds, he doesn't appear that big on the football field, but he plays bigger than he looks with the play speed and intensity needed for the position. Kirksey uses his eyes well to diagnose with an accurate first step and the range to make plays at all levels of the field. He is just one-third of a talented trio of Iowa linebackers and while James Morris and Anthony Hitchens receive most of the headlines, Kirksey is a prospect worth keeping track of as he makes the jump to the NFL. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

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