Michigan edge prospect Kwity Paye, a initial-round alternative for the Cleveland Browns, confirms that he achieved with the group in advance of April’s draft.
“I’ve spoken with the Browns,” Paye stated following his Professional Day, for every United states Today’s Browns Wire. “I would observe Myles Garrett due to the fact we’re type of comparable in make. When I would search at NFL D-finishes or edge guys, they’re generally 250, 240 [pounds]. They’re not like extremely weighty fellas, and I weigh 270. So Myles Garrett [is a bigger end], and I form of want to see how he uses his velocity. He’s quite athletic as perfectly. He’s a freak, so currently being able to watch him and viewing how he makes use of his fat to use leverage O-tackles and specified moves that he uses carrying that pounds kind of will help me.”
Paye’s Pro Day was outstanding. He posted a 4.54 40-garden dash, repped 225 kilos on the bench push 36 moments and came in at 6’2” and 261 kilos. That’s fairly superior sizing for an edge prospect. He also matches the Browns’ scheme as a hand-in-the-dust go rusher.
No matter whether or not Paye, who performed 4 years for the Wolverines, will be interesting to see and it’s challenging to know. Some mock drafts — this a single from The Draft Community, for instance — have him either out there when the Browns pick or becoming picked by the Browns. Other folks, this kind of as Mel Kiper Jr.’s latest at ESPN, have him obtaining picked on the fringes of the top-10. Mock drafts are in no way all that exact or predictive, but it’s the most effective general public gauge for where a prospect could end up getting picked.
Paye’s pro working day also could possibly thrust up some draft boards and eliminate him from the Browns’ board unless of course the team moves up to get him.
Paye is also an appealing prospect in weighing raw on the field solution vs. measurables and much more superior quantities. In 4 many years at Michigan, he racked up just 11.5 sacks in 28 vocation game titles. That includes two sacks in 4 online games last year as senior Peye missed two game titles thanks to a decrease leg injuries.
He also twice chose to return to complete his job at Michigan — when just after his junior year when he could have declared for the draft and yet again when he could have opted out of the period because of to the COVID-19 pandemic.
On the other aspect, Paye posted the best move rush acquire level — a measure of success in beating offensive lineman on passing plays — in the Big 10 past year, for each PFF. Which is a very good measure of his ability to actual make an impression in pass hurry, probably a lot more so than real sacks. It also would, in principle, point out that he’d be in a position to profit from receiving 1-on-just one options though Garrett is double teamed on the opposite side.
The other problem at enjoy listed here is that the Browns may not elect to go with a move rusher in the very first spherical. They need to have a person a lot more still, but could handle that want in free agency and then decide on a additional developmental go rusher in a later on spherical.
What eventually transpires here, and how the draft performs out, is nevertheless really much to-be-identified. But probably continue to keep on an eye on Kaye for the Browns.