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Calijah Kancey | 94

DE | Pittsburgh | Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Ht: 6010 / 6' 01" | Wt: 280 | Upd: 04/26/2024


Birth Date: 03/01/2001
Age: 23
Original Team: TB
NFL Entry: 23 01 019
NFL Exp: 2
Depth Chart Key: 23/1
Team History: TB

Player History

06/23 TB D/C signed

Ourlads' Profile:

2023 Guide: What Ourlads’ NFL Scouting Services said about CALIJAH KANCEY:

Pittsburgh | H: 6010 W: 281 40: 4.67 A: 3058 H: 0918 W: 7234

Junior entry, two-and-a-half year starter, Miami, FL. Named first-team All-America and ACC Defensive Player of the Year this past season, third-team All-America and first-team All-ACC in 2021. Undersized defensive lineman all-around who will win with elite athleticism and a non-stop motor. Plays best as a three-tech in a one-gap scheme who can bump out to the edge in packages. Excellent burst off the line-of-scrimmage to apply immediate pressure on the offensive lineman. Physical engagement at the point-of-attack with explosiveness and strong hands. Versus base blocks against run, will peak in the backfield while maintaining gap integrity. Uses good hand strength and body control to create extension and shed blocks, followed by a powerful rip to keep linemen from reattaching. Great lateral agility when zoning away from him, can scrape across the line-of-scrimmage and keep his hips square. Violent tackler who uses proper form and quick acceleration to slam opponents into the dirt. Excels as a pass rusher; violent hands at the point-of-attack matched with athleticism, explosiveness, and body lean help him win in one-on-one situations. Executes pass rush moves with quick succession to apply pressure; notably his swim move and dip-and-rip. Once in the backfield, utilizes his elite explosiveness to close on the quarterback swiftly. Can be utilized off the edge; considerable hip fluidity to corner successfully off the edge and apply pressure from a multitude of positions. In limited opportunities, has a feel for screen plays and will retrace rapidly with exceptional change-of-direction. Fringe functional strength hinders ability to create depth and win with power. Needs to improve contact balance; can get knocked off balance upon initial contact which will cause him to get overpowered especially against the run. Will get stood up and lose leverage after engagement. Cannot be relied upon to defeat or hold his ground versus double teams. Can stall out in pass rush; has been defeated by tight ends in one-on-one pass rush situations.

2022 Stats: 30 T, 14 TFL, 7 sacks, 10 QBH. OSR:31/43. 2nd/3rd round.