BIO: Four-year starter at tackle awarded All-Conference honors after his junior and senior campaigns.
POSITIVES: Nasty blocker with size and growth potential. Quickly gets off the ball, strong in his upper body and controls opponents once engaged at the point. Patient, works to bend his knees and adequately protects the edge. Effectively uses blocking angles to make up for his lack of pure footwork. Patient, alert and stays with the action. Seals opponents from the play with good body positioning.
NEGATIVES: Not a nifty or nimble blocker. Lacks top footwork as well as blocking range. Gets tall as the play proceeds.
ANALYSIS: A large blocker who improved his game the past four seasons, Kieft has potential as a strong side lineman in the NFL. Looks unathletic at times yet consistently gets the job done and always gives top effort which will help him find a place as a backup.