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Luther Kirk | 35

FS | Illinois State | Minnesota Vikings
Ht: 6004 / 6' 00" | Wt: 194 | Upd: 02/28/2021

Vitals

Birth Date: 11/07/1996
Age: 24
Original Team: DAL FA
NFL Entry: 20 CFA
NFL Exp: R
Depth Chart Key: SF20
Team History: DAL MIN

Player History

05/20 DAL FA
09/20 DAL waived
09/20 DAL P/SQ 1
09/20 MIN P/SQ 4-8
11/20 MIN P/SQ 9-17
01/21 MIN FA for 21

Ourlads' Profile:

2020 Guide: What Ourlads' Scouting Services said about LUTHER KIRK: Illinois State, 6004 194 4.57. Two-year starter, Garland, TX. First-team FCS All-America in 2019 and first-team All-MVC selection. Under the radar prospect Kirk made a splash as the Defensive MVP at the Shrine Bowl. Has desired length and is a versatile safety with solid skill versus the run and pass. Has experience as a one and two high safety along with playing in the box. Quick pedal initially as a deep safety. Tracks well moving downhill and tackling skill with some pop on gather and finish. Has range chasing across the field and makes plays in space. Flips his hips in the deep zones and has range to get over the top. Able to read multiple threats and the quarterback. Tracks the ball in the air and can get to the catch point. Solid short zone defender aligned in the box. Has made some big plays blitzing off the edge with anticipation at the snap and a burst to close. Didn’t make as many plays on the ball in 2019 and at times gives up too much room in deep coverage. Has some wasted steps getting over the top. He is a sleeper but has a skill set that projects him as a day three prospect who could develop as a pro. Shrine Bowl notes: Played with excellent awareness in the deep zones. Read the quarterback delivery key and had a quick break on the ball. Two interceptions in the game in over the top coverage. Showed a closing burst reacting downhill versus the run. Flashed range in pursuit and was around the ball a lot. Took a few bad angles causing a missed tackle. 2019 stats: 89 T, 4 TFL, 3 sacks, 6 PBU, 4 QBH, 1 FF. Not invited to Combine. Seventh round/PFA. (A-31, H-9 3/4, VJ-DNP, SS-DNP).