2023 DL Kyler Puckett @kyler_puckett

DL

Southwest Guilford High School, still. attending

High Point, NC

DE

Total MFE Index score = 152 out of 172

Size/Strength/Speed:

Kyler Puckett displays 3 physical profile, 3 core strength, 4 athletic ability relating to quickness, COD & ability to stress a Offense from the edge.

Initial Quickness: / *Football IQ and ability to read Key:

Kyler Puckett displays 4 instincts and read ability, 4 football vision, 4 ability to see flow and surface movement, and 4 point of attack speed.

Tackling, Toughness, Effort

Kyler Puckett displays 3 level change of hips and acceleration of feet closing on the target, 4 aggressive-physical athlete seeing what he hits maintaining the S-Curve in low back protecting crown of head, and 4 ability to secure and grab hold of RB bringing hips to finish.

Versus the Pass:*Leverage & Explosion & Get off

Kyler Puckett displays 4 “get-off” pressing the edge vs OT, 3 display of bend reducing the edge, 3 effort to play quick and violent hands, 3 getting 2 feet on the ground before the OL gets 1, 3 signature pass rush move, and 3 counter off primary move.

Defending Inside Run Schemes:

Kyler Puckett exhibits 3 instincts reading OL blocking scheme, 3 taking on point of attack OL blocks, 3 hand strike and separation off OL blocker, and 4 as a physical tackler in the box.

Defending Outside Run Schemes:

Kyler Puckett displays 4 ability to open hips and run, 4 pursuit angles to the ball carrier, 4 ability to redirect and fit the ball carrier.

Feet & Hand use / Recognition Skills

Kyler Puckett displays 3 hand use, 3 separation off block with 2 feet on the ground, 3 ability to redirect on balance, 3 violent strike of OL and physical, and 4 controlling the OL player with quick feet.

Kyler Puckett displays 3 hand use, 3 ability to see High-Hat of OL player, 3 ability to see Low-Hat of OL player, 4 ability to redirect on balance, 4 ability to see inside flow and fit gap responsibility, and 4 ability see fast flow and pursue with 4 closing speed.

Pursuit/Effort:

Kyler Puckett displays 4 competitive edge, 4 effort to the echo of the whistle, 4 hustle when play is away to get involved in play & visual on film, 4 aggressive-physical- toughness with high energy player, and 4 commitment to skill set development.

Versatility:

Kyler Puckett demonstrates4 ability to move from DE – at 6, 7 & 9 techniques effectively, 3 natural instincts identifying screen & draw with the skillset to retrace steps effectively, 4 to stay on the field on3rd down as an effective pass rusher, and 3 demonstrates the ability to move into a DT on3rd down as an inside pass rusher bringing additional speed to the Defensive pass rush.

Player Key Physical Stats

2023 2023 DL Kyler Puckett @kyler_puckett

Recommended Level of Play: *Kyler’s MFE-Player Index Level of Play Rating LOP Rating *6.0 = FCS Late Starter – Solid Contributor /  *5.4 = D2 Impact Player – Early Starter - Kyler's continued development and polishing of skill set could see him move to the edge as OLB is the eyes of a college coach.

Height: 6'2"

Weight: 212

Evaluation Summary

 

“2023 Disruptive Player!”

*Kyler’s MFE-Player Index Level of Play Rating LOP Rating *6.0 = FCS Late Starter – Solid Contributor /  *5.4 = D2 Impact Player – Early Starter

 

 

MFE Ranking system

The MFE-index rating – is an exclusive evaluation using the metrics of individual profile, athletic ability, fundamental display of position mastery and level of play!  

MFE Evaluation Scale: Evaluation of a High School / Junior College / Prep School / Transfer Football player as it relates to Projected Level of Play, Impact at the College Level, Projected College Starter and Post College Projection.

 

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4 – Levels of Play Rating: Scale rating (1 – 9)

4– Elite Level – (8-9: FBS Athlete / Elite FCS Athlete) Video demonstration of the athlete performing the position specific skill criteria and technique at an elite level. Physical Profile at or above the preferred size metric determining level of play scale. Speed, knee bend, quickness and hip flexibility at or above preferred numbers or range metric determine level of play scale.

3 – High Level – (6-7: FCS Athlete / High Level D2 Athlete / Elite D3 Athlete only lacking profile size) Video demonstration of the athlete performing the position specific skill criteria and technique at a high level. Physical Profile at the preferred size metric determining level of play scale. Speed, knee bend, quickness and hip flexibility at preferred numbers or range metric determining level of play scale.

2 – Adequate Level – (4-5: D2 Athlete / High Level NAIA Athlete / D3 Athlete) Video demonstration of the athlete performing the position specific skill criteria and technique at a fundamental and functional level needing work but adequate. Physical Profile at or near the preferred size metric determining level of play scale. Speed, knee bend, quickness and hip flexibility at or near preferred numbers or range metric determining level of play scale.

1 – Developmental Level – (1 – 3: D3 Athlete / Low Level NAIA Athlete) Video demonstration of the athlete performing the position specific skill criteria and technique at a developmental level needing work. Physical Profile below the preferred size metric determining level of play scale. Speed, knee bend, quickness and hip flexibility below preferred numbers or range metric determining level of play scale.

MFE Ranking system

Division 1 – FBS Prospects – (6.5 – 9.0)

*8.5 – 9.0 – Elite Prospect – (Composite ranking 6.1 Rivals / ESPN.com 5-Stars – 90-100 / 247 Sports 101-110 Franchise Player) / (6.5 = immediate starter / 7.0 = Franchise / Best Player at Position.)

*8.1 – 8.4 – Impact-Prospect at Primary Position – (Composite Ranking 5.8-6.0 Rivals / ESPN.com 4-Stars – 80-89 / 247Sports 98-100) / (6.0 = Early Starter & Contributor / 6.4 = Immediate Starter.)

*7.5 – 8.0 – Probable Starter at Primary Position – (Composite Ranking 5.5-5.7 Rivals / ESPN.com 3-Stars – 70-79 / 247Sports 90-97) / (5.5 = Potential Starter / 6.0 = Probable Starter.) 

*7.1 – 7.4 – Good Prospect at Primary Position –  (Composite Ranking 5.0-5.4 Rivals / ESPN.com 2-Stars – 60 -69 / 247Sports 80-89) / (5.1 = Potential Starter / 5.4 = Probable Starter.) 

*6.5 – 7.0 – Sleeper Prospect at Primary Position – (Composite Ranking 4.9 Rivals / ESPN.com No-Stars – Below 60 / 247Sports 79-Below) / (4.5 = Quality Backup / 5.0 = Late Starter.)

Division 1AA – FCS Prospects – (5.5 – 6.4)

*5.5 – 6.4 – (LOP Rating – 6.4 = FCS Impact Player – Early Starter / LOP Rating 6.0 = FCS Late Starter – Solid Contributor / LOP Rating – 5.5 = Role player – FCS Backup Player – Late Developer)   

Division 2 – Prospects – (5.1 – 5.4)

*5.1 – 5.4 – (LOP Rating – 5.4 = D2 Impact Player – Early Starter / LOP Rating 5.1 = D2 Late Starter – Solid Contributor / LOP Rating – Below 5.1 = Role player – D2  Backup Player – Late Developer)   

NAIA – Prospects – (4.6 – 5.0)

*4.6 – 5.0 – (LOP Rating – 5.0 = NAIA Impact Player – Early Starter / LOP Rating 4.6 = NAIA  Late Starter – Solid Contributor / LOP Rating – Below 4.6 = Role player – NAIA Backup Player – Late Developer)

D3 – Prospects – (4.0 – 4.5)

*4.0 – 4.5 – (LOP Rating – 4.5 = D3 Impact Player – Early Starter / LOP Rating 4.0 = D3 Late Starter – Solid Contributor / LOP Rating – Below 4.0 = Role player – D3 Backup Player – Late Developer)

 

Skill Set Breakdown

Position Specific Profile Evaluation relating to level of play through the lens of a College Coach:

FBS Defensive Line: NG, DT’s & DE’s – Evaluation and profile will vary on Coach specifics of Front played!

Physical Measurables: Key Stats:
• Height: 6’3″ – 6’5” 40yd: 4.7 – 4.8 on Beam!
• Weight: 260 lbs. – 310lbs. Bench: 325 – 350 lbs. Squat: 450 lbs. – 475lbs+
Coach Keys: * Physical Impact – Dominates & over powers offensive lineman creating a new LOS at the point of attack. Disrupts & controls gap, plays with great leverage, demands double teams and wins. Great technique is visual, on balance with hot feet. / *Versatile Efficiency – Displays Elite quick twitch get-off with feet on the ground, great motor that never stops winning the battling of the hands. Displays excellent strike and separate and a great punch to the offensive lineman’s upper torso. Leverage with great knee bend displaying the ability to jump off on screens! / *Pass Rush Ability & Motor – Displays excellent ability to get push the pocket, wins on the edge and is relentless to the QB. / *Demonstrates High Level Ability – Multi-year starter, All State & National recognition from recruiting media and Premier National Camp & Combine presence helpful

FCS Defensive Line: NG, DT’s & DE’s – Evaluation and profile will vary on Coach specifics of Front played!

Physical Measurables: Key Stats:
• Height: 6’2″ – 6’4” 40yd: 4.8 – 4.9 on Beam!
• Weight: 250 lbs. – 295lbs. Bench: 305 – 320 lbs. Squat: 425 lbs. – 450lbs+
Coach Keys: * Physical Impact – Not quite the production or dominance of the elite FBS player displays very good dominance & over powers offensive lineman creating a new LOS at the point of attack. Very good disrupting & controlling gap, plays with very good leverage, demands double teams and wins. Very good technique is visual, on balance with hot feet. / *Versatile Efficiency – Displays very good quick twitch get-off with feet on the ground, very good motor that never stops winning the battling of the hands. Displays very good strike and separate and a great punch to the offensive lineman’s upper torso. Leverage with very good knee bend displaying the ability to jump off on screens! / *Pass Rush Ability & Motor – Displays very good ability to get push the pocket, wins most of the time on the edge and is aggressive to the QB. / *Demonstrates High Level Ability – Multi-year starter, All Area and All District with some National recognition from recruiting media.

D2 – High NAIA – Defensive Line: NG, DT’s & DE’s – Evaluation and profile will vary on Coach specifics of Front played!
Physical Measurables: Key Stats:
• Height: 6’2″ – 6’3” 40yd: 4.8 – 4.9 on Beam!
• Weight: 240 lbs. – 275lbs. Bench: 300 – 315 lbs. Squat: 405 lbs. – 425lbs+
Coach Keys: * Physical Impact – Flashes the ability to dominate & over power offensive lineman creating a new LOS at the point of attack. Good disrupting & controlling gap, plays with good leverage, demands double teams and wins. Good technique is visual, on balance with hot feet. / *Versatile Efficiency – Displays good quick twitch get-off with feet on the ground, good motor that never stops winning the battling of the hands. Displays good strike and separate and a good punch to the offensive lineman’s upper torso. Leverage with good knee bend displaying the ability to jump off on screens! / *Pass Rush Ability & Motor – Displays good ability to get push the pocket, wins on the edge and is aggressive to the QB. / *Demonstrates High Level Ability – Multiyear Starter, All Area and All Conference selection.

NAIA – D3 – Defensive Line: NG, DT’s & DE’s – Evaluation and profile will vary on Coach specifics of Front played!
Physical Measurables: Key Stats:
• Height: 6’0″ – 6’2” 40yd: 4.9 – 5.0 on Beam!
• Weight: 225 lbs. – 260lbs. Bench: 275 – 295 lbs. Squat: 385 lbs. – 405lbs+
Coach Keys: * Physical Impact – Solid ability to dominate & over power offensive lineman creating a new LOS at the point of attack. Solid disrupting & controlling gap, plays with solid leverage, demands double teams and wins. Solid technique is visual, on balance with hot feet. / *Versatile Efficiency – Displays good quick feet on the ground, good motor that never stops winning the battling of the hands. Displays solid strike and separate and a solid punch to the offensive lineman’s upper torso. Leverage with solid knee bend displaying the ability to jump off on screens! / *Pass Rush Ability & Motor – Displays solid ability to get push the pocket, competes on the edge and is aggressive to the QB. / *Demonstrates High Level Ability – Minimum 1-year Starter.

 

Summary

*Strengths includeKyler demonstrates a relentless style of play every snap. He is competitive, quick off the ball effectively creating issues for an OL player. His desire to finish challenges his opponents with a combination of quickness and effort to the ball. 

*Criteria of developmental focus – Continued development of core strength and quick feet. Emphasis on great strike and separate of OL player developing techniques to escape and get to the ball. Kyler is a disrupter and will draw attention from opposing coaches and will need to understand he will see double teams and other creative ways Offenses will influence his athletic skill set. 

*Moving Forward – Physical profile at NG and DT will determine level of play for Kyler. Versatility moving to the edge and ability to stand up as an OLB edge rusher will create higher level opportunities. 

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