Quite possibly the best value pick of the draft goes the Packers 5th round pick, defensive end Kingsley Engabare. Enagbare was PFF’s 52nd ranked player going into the draft, yet the Packers were able to get him with the 179th pick. Many mock drafts has him going in the 3rd round with some even going in the 2nd. Not only did the Packers get him in the 5th, the Packers even traded back and acquired an additional 7th round pick in the process.
Enagbare’s fall is largely due to his poor performance at the combine and South Carolina pro day. However watching the tape, you’ll see a different story. He consistently wins battles with powerful bull rushes combined with strong hands that can put a lineman on their heels before they know what hit them. He also has a deceptive spin move that will be a great change-up to have in his back pocket.
Here are all of Packers fifth-round pick Kingsley Enagbare’s true one-on-one reps vs Kentucky right tackle Darian Kinnard, who was drafted in the fifth round by the Chiefs.
How Does Kingsley Engabare Compare to Za’Darius Smith?
It is only fitting that he will be wearing number 55, because give Kingsley Enagbare a little coaching and time and he’ll look a lot like Za’Darius Smith. His ability to play nearly anywhere on the defensive line is where we start. Lining up against tackle OR guard is something Za’Darius Smith thrived with.
That is EXACTLY what Kingsley Engabre did his entire college career. While most of his snaps this past season came in the traditional edge rusher role, Enagbare did have 131 career snaps lined up in the B-gap (on the inside).