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Kyle Hamilton
  • PFD Grade:1st round
  • Overall Rank:1

Kyle Hamilton

  • Position: SAF
  • School: Notre Dame
  • Year: Jr.
  • Height: 6'4"
  • Weight: 219
  • 40-Time: TBD
  • Vertical: TBD
  • Broad: TBD
  • 3-Cone: TBD
  • 225 Bench: TBD

Scouting Report

Kyle Hamilton Scouting Report

6’4, 219 (Est) … Second Team All-American in 2021 despite playing just seven games … finished 2021 with 34 tackles, two tackles for loss, three interceptions and four passes defended; totaled 138 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss, eight interceptions and 16 passes defended during his career at Notre Dame … a four-star recruit and 103rd overall player in his recruiting class per 247 Sports … Physically, Kyle Hamilton possesses a rare frame for a defensive back; he’s high-cut with exceptional length and overall mass; he’s every bit of 220 pounds and looks more like an athletic linebacker than a safety at times … Athletically, Hamilton has rare stop-and-start ability for a safety with his measurables; his backpedal is effortless and his click-and-close is elite; Hamilton is smooth when changing directions and is a coordinated tackler in the open field; his range is unmatched in the 2022 NFL Draft and may be the best of any defensive back to enter the league in many years … Against the pass, Hamilton presents as a safety who will impact opposing offenses on every snap; he’ll have to be accounted for by quarterbacks in the same way the league’s current elite playmakers like Jalen Ramsey are; his ability to close on passes thrown toward him or even on the opposite side of the field is rare; if a quarterback puts the ball anywhere within Kyle Hamilton’s range, there’s a good chance he’s going to defend it or create a turnover; his elite athleticism enables him to cover any style wide receiver on the third level of the field and he will all but eliminate opposing tight ends down the seam … Against the run, Hamilton possesses a thumper’s mentality; he’s so gifted that he could start at linebacker and be one of the best in the NFL in his rookie season; his tackling is reliable and impactful … Overall, there may not be a better prospect in the 2022 NFL draft than Hamilton … he’s the definition of a defensive eraser/defensive weapon that a creative defensive coordinator can use to unlock his unit’s maximum potential … at times, Hamilton looks like he’s cloned on the field; he wows you with his ability to be everywhere on the field … Assuming his medicals checkout, Hamilton is a lock to be a top-five pick and has the natural talent to be considered with the first overall selection … he’s a rare prospect.

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