Christian Kirk School Page:
Position: Wide Receiver
College: Texas A&M
- 2015: SEC Freshman of the Year, Newcomer of the Year, First Team All-SEC
- 2016: First Team All-SEC (Specialist), Third Team All-American (Specialist)
NFL Draft Board Analysis:
Highest pick on the NFL Draft Board:
Although it is too early to nail down specific draft positions on the NFL Draft Board, Christian Kirk floats in and out of the top five picks on the NFL Draft Board.
Most likely destination from the NFL Draft Board:
Christian Kirk will probably float downward on the 2018 NFL Draft Board because he isn’t the dominant receiver most NFL teams look for in the top five picks. NFL teams shy away from 5-11, or even 6-0 wide receivers in the top five picks. A 6-2 receiver works as a ballpark figure for receiver height in the top five picks. If an NFL team drafted Kirk for special teams purposes Kirk’s top five draft chances falter. The Chicago Bears drafted Devin Hester, a future Hall of Famer as a return specialist, in the second round with pick #57.
Comparative position ranking on the NFL Draft Board:
With all that said, Christian Kirk sits on top of the NFL Draft Board as the first wide receiver taken, as of this posting. As the season plays out I expect a 6-2 or taller receiver to overtake him as the top receiver in the 2018 NFL Draft Board.
- Led team in receiving his freshman year, an impressive feat in the SEC, with 80 receptions for 1009 yards. Sophomore season, Kirk added 83 (most on TAMU) receptions and 928 (2nd on TAMU) yards.
- Unlimited potential to play from the slot and score on 8 yard slant plays. NFL teams will expect plenty of YAC from Kirk with his return experience.
- Versatile player NFL teams will draft late in the first round or later rounds. NFL teams usually spend top picks on the complete package, 6-4 receivers, quarterbacks, 6-6 linemen etc. At 5-11 Kirk’s height lessens his chances of going in the top five picks.