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Tanoh Kpassagnon, DL: A physically gifted small school pass rushing prospect

March 20th, 2017 at 7:39 AM
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Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Tanoh Kpassagnon, DL
School: Villanova | Conference: Colonial Athletic Association
College Experience: RS Senior | Age: 22
Height / Weight: 6-7 / 289 lbs
Projected Draft Status: 3rd or 4th Round
NFL Comparison: Margus Hunt

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Tanoh Kpassagnon may have the hardest name to pronounce in the draft but it’s easy to see why this guy has generated so much buzz and has risen up draft boards coming out of Villanova. The Michigan native has a rare blend of length and size at the DE position and initially came to the program around 60 lbs lighter. Over his college career, he has packed on the muscle and improved his power. He flashes great athleticism and bend for his size and while his technique is still very raw he has a lot of coaches excited about the prospect of molding him. Kpassagnon dominated in the CAA and was a frequent recipient of double teams. He won with his athleticism and strength off the edge in college. In the NFL he’ll have to use that, significantly improved technique, and a new array of pass rush moves to get home.


  • Has an impressive frame and still has room to add more weight if a team requires. Clearly, loves the weight room and his upper body strength and training show up on tape.
  • Is a versatile player and is being looked at by both 4-3 and 3-4 base teams. …

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