2016 Guide: What Ourlads' NFL Scouting Services said about KEVIN BYARD: Middle Tennessee State, 5113 216 4.52. Four-year starter and team captain from Lithonia, GA. Has been the quarterback of the secondary for the Blue Raiders over his career. Makes the calls and communicates coverages. Has 19 career interceptions and has returned four of the picks for touchdowns. The productive big hitting support safety also has 312 career tackles as well as 36 passes defended. Two-time first-team All Conference USA. This past fall Byard had 11 tackles versus Illinois and an interception against both Alabama and Vanderbilt. Good angles in run support and squares up the ball carrier before he hits them. A well-built safety who hits with an explosive force. Relishes contact. Plays smart with good anticipation. Understands his secondary responsibilities. Does a good job of playing the deep ball. Good ball reactions. Fluid hips with a smooth quick pedal and sudden change of direction. Takes on blocks well in the box, using his hands to get separation. Senior Bowl notes: Looked comfortable in underneath zone coverage. Demonstrated fluid hips with a smooth quick pedal and quick change of direction. Good understanding of zone coverage and adjustments to receivers. Good ball skills and reaction to the ball. Tools of an NFL safety. Pro day numbers: 22/BP, 10/BJ. 2015 stats: 66 T, 1 TFL, 4 INT, 6 PBU, 1 QBH. Not invited to Combine. 3/4 round. (A-33 1/2, H-9 7/8, VJ-38, SS-DNP).