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2021 NFL Draft Prospect: K.J. Sails, CB, University of South Florida

KJ Sails
South Florida Bulls CB K.J. Sails is one of the most underrated corner prospects in the NFL Draft. He has been a stud since transferring to USF.

K.J. Sails is one of the best cover cornerbacks in the AAC. The former North Carolina transfer had little success when he was with the Tarheels, but boy did he blow up last season.

He transferred to USF in 2019, where he put together one of the best comeback seasons in college football.


Sails allowed just 28 catches on his 375 coverage snaps. He may have given up five touchdowns on the year, but more often than not, Sails was locking up his opponent.

Sails played in 19 games for the Tar Heels and tallied 40 career tackles, 1.0 tackles for loss and 15 passes defended.

He played in three games as a true-freshman and a career-most 12 games during his sophomore season in which he recorded 30 tackles.

Sails was the 28th best cornerback in the nation when leaving East Bay High School in Tampa. He returned home to South Florida and boy did he ball out. This year will be a huge year for the homegrown talent.

NFL Draft Diamonds Scouting Notes:

Last season, K.J. Sails started every game for the Bulls and he was a beast as a corner and was a pretty reliable punt returner as well. He is great at reading the ball and the 5110 corner has a chip on his shoulder after not getting much playing time at UNC. I think he made the right decision to come home. He has been playing like he did in High School, Lights Out! – Damond Talbot, Owner, NFL Draft Diamonds

Damond Talbot

NFL Draft Diamonds was created to assist the underdogs playing the sport. We call them diamonds in the rough. My name is Damond Talbot, I have worked extremely hard to help hundreds of small school players over the past several years, and will continue my mission. We have several contributors on this site, and if they contribute their name and contact will be in the piece above. You can email me at nfldraftdiamonds@gmail.com

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