Kenny Tate NFL Draft Profile

Kenny Tate NFL Draft Profile

Kenny Tate, Senior, Safety, Maryland



Just months after arriving at Maryland, Kenny Tate turned from a wide receiver into one of a few true freshmen to see playing time on the Terps defense. He spent most of his time that season as a reserve safety and a special teams stalwart, but it became clear that he would soon be a defensive force. With more playing time as a sophomore, Tate tallied 47 tackles as a sophomore and increased his interception total to two.

Tate stepped into a starting free safety spot in 2010 and stayed healthy and productive. He ended up picking off three passes and tallying 100 tackles. Tate is also a big hitter from his free safety position and in 2010 alone forced four fumbles. Through three games in 2011, he already has one interception and one forced fumble.


Final Projection:

Tate has a bright future in the NFL. At 6-4 and 220 pounds, he has the size and athleticism to play either safety position or even outside linebacker, pending on the scheme, at the next level. His size and athleticism will not go away and his decision to return to school for his senior season should result in a first round selection.


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