Kamren Kinchens stock down post NFL Combine per Pro Football Focus

Following his performance at the NFL Combine the stock of former Miami safety Kamren Kinchens is down entering the draft next month.

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After a sub-par performance at the NFL Combine, Pro Football Focus discussed Kamren Kinchens in the article "2024 NFL Scouting Combine: Stock Report for Every Position" by Max Chadwick. Kinchens has already dropped one spot on the NFL Mock Draft Database Big Board from where he was before the Combine.

Before the NFL Combine, Kinchens was the 49th prospect on the NFL Draft Big Board. After the Combine, he has dropped to 50th. When other sites update their post-NFL Combine Mock Drafts, Kinchens could continue to drop. The NFL Combine numbers for Kinchens were less than favorable.

Kinchens has proven during his three seasons with Miami he is more than the numbers he posted at the NFL Combine. During his Miami career, Kinchens finished with 98 tackles. five tackles for loss, one sack, two forced fumbles, 26 passes defended, 11 interceptions and two returned for touchdowns.

Kinchens finished his Miami career tied for eighth in program history in interceptions. Kinchens earned first-team All-ACC in 2022 and 2023 and first-team All-American in 2022. Bennie Blades, Darryl Williams, Ed Reed and Sean Taylor are the only other Miami safeties to earn first-team All-American.

"Stock Down: Kamren Kinchens, Miami (FL)

Kinchens was a top-50 prospect on most big boards entering the week and even had a chance to be the first safety off the board. After a poor showing at the combine, that now seems highly unlikely. He ran a 4.65-second 40-yard dash, which is only in the 18th percentile for safeties. That time was slower than Ole Miss edge defender Cedric Johnson’s, who’s 57 pounds heavier.

Kinchens’ 10-yard split (1.59 seconds) and vertical jump (35 inches) were each in the 42nd percentile as well. But his worst event came in the broad jump. His 9-foot-2 mark is tied for the third-worst by a safety since 1999. This type of performance could have Kinchens tumble down draft boards. "

Max Chadwick, Pro Football Focus

The question for Kinchens if he does fall in the NFL Draft will be how far. During the 2023 season, Kinchens seemed like a lock to be a first-round pick. Now day two (second or third round) is far more likely. Could Kinchens fall completely out of the second day of the NFL Draft? That seems unlikely.

Kinchens has proven he is a player who works hard and can develop. As a 2021 signee, Kinchens was the 320th prospect, the 21st safety and 48th best player in Florida in the class. Kinchens is an articulate and thoughtful player who quickly became a leader on the Miami defense and throughout the team.

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In his first collegiate game, Kinchens had seven tackles versus Alabama. Kinchens had a career-high 13 tackles versus Clemson in 2022. In the same season versus Georgia Tech, Kinchens had three interceptions, including one for a TD. Kinchens has a chance to be an impact player in the NFL who is better than his Combine numbers.