Countdown to Camp: #95 Kevin Emanuel

Today we take an indepth look at another undrafted free agent that signed with the Dallas Cowboys this offseason. Does former Florida State DE Kevin Emanuel have a realistic shot at making the 53-man roster?

DE Kevin Emanuel
6-4, 259, 4.89 Florida State
Waco, TX

Quick Bio
Emanuel played extensively with the starting unit the past four seasons finishing with 34/10/3 as a senior after 40/15/4 the prior season.
The Scoop
Emanuel is known as a high character prospect who leads by example on the practice field. He offers a decent upside for the next level but must mature physically and rebound off a poor senior campaign.

Key Points
  • Kevin Emanuel is an athletic edge rusher who makes a lot of plays in the opponents backfield. He's fast off the corner yet at the same time displays an explosive move on the inside and the ability to wedge through blockers. He's quick changing direction, relentless in his pursuit of the play and displays speed in a straight line or laterally.

  • Emanuel is a player that takes wide angles and runs around blocks and seems to be neutralized at the point in run defense. He's coming off a sub-par senior campaign, and that was one of the main reasons he wasn't selected in the NFL Draft last month.

  • Emanuel has played on both sides of the defensive line in his college career. He finished 2nd on the team in tackles for loss as a junior with 15.

    Emanuel has always been looked at as a prospect with plenty of talent, but a disappointing senior campaign in Tallahassee caused his stock to drop in the eyes of scouts. Most experts feel as though he'll have to add more bulk to have a realistic shot at making the 53-man roster this summer, but he could develop into a practice squad type of player.

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