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Bills select...Kevin Everett, TE, Miami
Kevin Everett, TE, Miami
Height: 6:04.5 Weight: 241
Overview: The Liberal Arts major had some very big shoes to fill at the tight end position for the Hurricanes in 2004. The school has become known for producing standout tight ends in recent years, with Bubba Franks (Green Bay, 2000), Jeremy Shockey (New York Giants, 2002) and Kellen Winslow Jr. (Cleveland, 2004) all having been first round draft picks in the NFL Draft in recent years. Everett hopes to be the next in line to go on from the Miami program to stardom in the professional ranks. Everett originally signed with Miami out of high school in February 2001. He excelled as a defensive end and tight end during his prep career at one of Texas's most tradition-rich high school programs, Thomas Jefferson. He gained more than 300 receiving yards each of his junior and senior seasons and posted 60 tackles and five quarterback sacks as a junior in 1999. Everett earned All-State honors in Class 5A as a senior in 2000 with 49 solo tackles, eight tackles for losses and six quarterback sacks. He also forced six fumbles, garnered four fumble recoveries, and blocked one kick. He concluded his career with Houston Chronicle Texas Top 100, Dallas Morning News Texas Top 100 and Texas Football Top 20 tight end honors. Due to academics, Everett attended Kilgore (Tex.) Junior College from 2001-02. As a sophomore, he caught 18 passes for 310 yards (17.2 avg) and two touchdowns with a long play of 40 yards. He earned first-team All-Southwest Junior College Football Conference honors twice and was rated the second-best junior college player in the nation by Allen Wallace's Super Prep. He transferred to Miami in 2003, starting four of thirteen games. Everett made nine catches for 90 yards (10.0 avg) and three touchdowns that season. He took over the starting job as a senior, hauling in 23 passes for 310 yards (13.5 avg) while registering 84 knockdown blocks. In 24 games for the Hurricanes, Everett snatched 32 passes for 400 yards (12.5 avg) and three touchdowns.
Analysis: Positives...Has a big frame with good overall muscle development, long, thick arms, with broad shoulders, thick chest, good bubble and thick calves...Shows enough lateral range to avoid the jam and get upfield, possessing the quickness to easily get off the line of scrimmage...Can either power through the jam or use his swim move to escape...Can sink his hips and separate coming out of his breaks, doing a decent job of finding the soft spot to settle when working in the zone...Creates a nice underneath target, especially with his ability to separate and adjust through his routes...Has the arm length and ability to extend for the ball away from the body's frame...Has the speed to run under passes downfield, showing the body control to adjust and position in order to make the catch...Better when blocking on the move than from a stationary position, as he shows alertness picking up linebackers in the open field.
Negatives...Plays with adequate alertness, but needs time to digest plays...Plays with good effort, but you'd like to see more aggression in his play, especially as a blocker...He is a good open field blocker, but I question his in-line blocking technique...He leaves his feet too often and really needs to develop lower body strength, as he reaches with his hands, loses position and gets over-extended...Better on underneath routes, as he does not have the speed of a Jeremy Shockey for a vertical attack and does not get into position well in order to quickly turn upfield after the catch...Runs only adequate pass routes, as he tends to round his cuts and take soft angles to the ball...He is a big target in the middle and will compete for the ball, but can also lose concentration when he hears an oncoming defender, resulting in several drops...Not as active with his hands as he needs to be in order to sustain blocks and does not move his feet well, keeping his base too narrow when blocking on the edge...His weight loss during the 2004 season (251 before the year began, 240 after) is a concern, as he needs the additional bulk and strength in order to be effective as a blocker...He struggles to get a good push off the line in running situations due to marginal leg strength...Must do a better job of reading coverages and maintaining a relationship with the quarterback, as he fails to work his way back when the passer is in trouble.
Agility tests: CAMPUS: 4.79 in the 40-yard dash...32 7/8-inch arm length...9 -inch hands...12 Wonderlic score.
High school: Attended Thomas Jefferson (Port Arthur, Tex.) High School, playing football for coach Al Celaya...Excelled as a defensive end and tight end during his prep career at one of Texas's most tradition-rich high school programs...Gained more than 300 receiving yards each of his junior and senior seasons and posted 60 tackles and five quarterback sacks as a junior in 1999...Earned All-State honors in Class 5A as a senior in 2000 with 49 solo tackles, eight tackles for losses and six quarterback sacks...Also forced six fumbles, garnered four fumble recoveries, and blocked one kick...Concluded his career with Houston Chronicle Texas Top 100, Dallas Morning News Texas Top 100 and Texas Football Top 20 tight end honors.
Personal: Liberal Arts major...Son of Patricia Dugas...Born 2/05/82...Resides in Kilgore, Texas.
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Great pick. Buffalo loves those Miami players.