Draft Profile: IDL Javon Kinlaw, South Carolina

By: Steve Johnson

 Javon Kinlaw, IDL, South Carolina 

6’5 1/8″ 324 lbs

34 7/8″ arms. 10 4/8″ (left) 10 2/8″ (right) hands. 83 6/8″ wingspan



DNP 40 DNP″Vert. DNP″ Broad Jump. DNP Bench Reps. 

DNP 3 Cone Drill DNP 20 yard Shuttle 


2016: Attended Jones County Junior College in Ellisville, Miss

2017: 7 games. 17 tackles, 2 TFL, 1 pass break up, 1 FF, 2 FR

2018: 10 games. 30 tackles, 9 TFL, 4 sacks, 5 pass break ups, 2 FF

2019: 12 games. 35 tackles, 6 TFL, 6 sacks, 2 pass break ups, 2 FR

Misc. Stats: 2 blocked kicks


Injuries: Hip injury in 18,

History: Three-star prospect from Goose Creek, SC. Kinlaw started off at Jones County JC, before transferring to South Carolina in 2017. 

Strengths: Incredible size, with long arms and massive hands Arms are like tree limbs (almost a 6’10” wingspan). Capable of resetting the LOS. Keeps himself clean and can win with combo of upper body strength/arm length. Good get off and violent first punch.  Strength is out of this world. Excellent bull rush. Surprisingly solid feet for his size. Good motor. Humble and great kid.

Weaknesses: Still raw. More reactive style at the moment, doesn’t seem to have much of a plan of attack. Loses sight of the ball at times. Hands need work. Lower body strength is somewhat of a question mark. 

Overview: A late blooming physical specimen that has shown the work ethic (dropping 40 pounds) that will see him continue to rise. Massive body with above average athleticism, that can fit in both 30 and 40 fronts. Regardless of where you line him up at (1T, 3T, 5T) he’s gonna immediately contribute by resetting the LOS, and pushing the pocket with the bull rush.

Evaluation based on games. Clemson 18′, Vanderbilt 18′ Alabama 19′

Draft Projection: Mid 1st Round

Phanaddict Draft Grade:  6.76

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