Raiders Select Colorado TE Nick Kasa (Rd.6, No.172)

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  1. SRW

    SRW Ex-World's Worst Site Admin

    With the 172nd overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Raiders select Colorado TE Nick Kasa. Kasa does a good job getting out of his stance quickly, although there were times where he was unable to get a good first step. Kasa uses form blocking technique, keeping his hands inside and shows the ability to block aggressively and physically, and will punch when he needs to fend off the pass rush. Kasa's strong legs enable him to both drive a DE/LB forward or hold his own and maintain balance against the bigger athletes. Kasa also shows the ability to go down the seam quickly and can create a miss-match with LB's in coverage and is a quick route runner, although his footwork will need to become more crisp in order to become a more dangerous receiving TE. Kasa shows the ability to run curl routes effectively as his ability to get down will cause LB to freeze.

    Source: Sports Illustrated