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229 receptions, 2796 yards, 26 touchdowns
44 kick returns, 936 yards, 1 TD
37 punt returns, 814 yards, 6 TD
Today we are going to look at one of the most electric pass catchers in this year’s draft class. Christian Kirk was a highly recruited five-star prospect from Saguaro HS in Scottsdale, AZ. He chose the Aggies over Arizona State, Auburn, and UCLA. As a true freshman Kirk set the A&M freshman record for all-purpose yards. As a freshman and sophomore, he had 80-plus catches both seasons. Kirk was named a team captain before his junior year. As a junior, he returned three punts back for a touchdown and had a 100-yard kick return TD against Arkansas.
2016: Tennessee, Alabama
2017: UCLA, Arkansas, Wake Forest (Bowl)
Kirk is a crisp route runner. He has track-level speed. Kirk has a second gear that most men do not have. He is well built in his lower half. Kirk shows tremendous concentration catching the football. He makes the WOW catch with ease. Kirk will immediately upgrade the return game of the team that selects him.
Kirk lacks ideal height for a number one wide receiver. He seems to be more suited for the slot than as an outside receiver.
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Christian Kirk has game-changing skills. He is electrifying with the ball in his hands. I think he will make his mark early on as a return specialist and a slot receiver. I don’t know if he will ever be a true #1 wide out. I still think Kirk will hear his name called in the late portion of round one.