The Denver Broncos selected former Maryland defensive tackle Darius Kilgo in the sixth round of the 2015 NFL Draft. He was ranked as the 330th pick in the 2015 NFL Draft according to CBS Sports, and was ranked as the 27th best defensive tackle in the draft.
We've taken Darius Kilgo in the 6th rd from Maryland. He's a big, physical nose tackle who can make plays & put pressure on the quarterback.— John Elway (@johnelway) May 2, 2015
Kilgo played four seasons at Maryland and was a disruptive force for their defense. During his four-year career at Maryland he totaled 125 tackles, 19.5 tackles for a loss, 5.5 sacks, 3 pass deflections and 1 forced fumble.
Nose tackle, Senior, Maryland
Height: 6'3 Weight: 319lbs 40 time: 5.13
Bench Press: 33 reps Vertical Jump: 24 inches
Broad Jump: 8 feet 20 Yard Shuttle: 4.65 seconds
3 Cone Drill: 7.49 seconds
- Has really good upper body strength
- Rarely gets moved backwards
- Solid run defender
- Looks like a nose tackle
- Fires off the line
- Has strong. physical, and aggressive hands
- Moves well in space
- A one gap nose tackle
- Experienced, a three-year starter
- Can be a "bully" on the defensive line
- Plays a little too upright sometimes
- Not a pass rusher
- Needs to improve his hand technique at the point of attack
- Needs to disengage blocks better
- Doesn't have the strongest lower half
- His snap anticipation needs to be improved
I like this pick.
He's a one-gap defensive tackle which is exactly what Wade Phillips is looking for. He does need some work on his game, but defensive line coach Bill Kollar should be able the get the best out of him.
I think he will be a rotational guy who will compete with Williams and Austin for playing time.
Intriguing pick by the Broncos.
|Broncos 2015 Draft Picks|
|1||23||Shane Ray||DE/OLB||6'3"||245||Missouri||Scouting report|
|4||133||Max Garcia||C||6'4"||309||Florida||Scouting report|
|5||164||Lorenzo Doss||CB||5'10"||182||Tulane||Scouting report|
|6||203||Darius Kilgo||DT||6'3"||319||Maryland||Scouting report|
|7||252||Josh Furman||S||6'1"||210||Oklahoma State|