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2024 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Kyler Baugh, DL, Minnesota

Kyler Baugh is a solid gap defender on the Minnesota defensive line who displays good play strength. Hula Bowl scout PJ Hardaway breaks him down as an NFL Prospect in his report.

Player Data

Name, Jersey #Kyler Baugh # 93 
School (Code)University of Minnesota (MNUN)
Class Yr5th year (rSenior)
Height, Weight6020, 305e
40 Yd Dash5.14e
Honors/CaptainshipAll-Big Ten Honorable Mention (2022)
Season Viewed (yr)2023
Games WatchedNorth Carolina, Purdue, Iowa
Scout Name / DatePaul “PJ” Hardaway, 11/14/2023

Per Year Stats (Most Recent First)

202310 GP- 13 Solo, 23 Asst, 36 Tot, 1.5 TFL, 1 Sacks, 1 PD
202213 GP- 13 Solo, 20 Asst, 33 Tot, 5.5 TFL, 3 Sacks, 2 PD, 1 FF, 1 FR
202113 GP- 27 Solo, 16 Asst, 43 Tot, 8 TFL, 4 Sacks, 1 PD
2020 4 GP- 1 Solo, 10 Asst, 11 Tot, 0.5 TFL
201911 GP- 16 Solo, 25 Asst, 41 Tot, 6 TFL, 1.5 Sacks, 4 PD

Player Summary:

Transfer from Houston Baptist, 5-year letterman, 4-year starter who has played in 49 career games and has 41 starts under his belt. Has a big, thick, athletic build of a body. A gap disruptor who moves well up field, has good use of hands at point of attack, does not allow the offensive lineman to get good hand placement on the inner body. Gets good push up field, displays good ability at disengaging blocks, runs downplay to make tackles in goal-line situations. Does a good job constricting run lanes forcing ball carriers to bounce to outside to fellow defensive lineman and linebackers causing traffic in the interior of defense. Has a relentless motor, gets off block, runs downplay with violence to make tackles on ball carriers. Has good play strength, takes on combo blocks, allows interior defensive lineman and linebackers to engage and make play in the pocket. Does not keep eyes in the backfield, overruns plays when engaged at LOS. Does not have good COD when running downplay, unable to slow down and sink hips to gain better balance to stay square vs OL. Does not disengage combo tackles at LOS, gets washed out of position resulting in losing leverage and over pursues play.

Scheme Fit:

4-3/3-4 defense, rotating from 0, 1, 2i tech.

Power Statement:

An athletic defensive tackle who can create space for LBs to constrict run lanes. Attracts double team due to good ability to influence run gaps.

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