Kearse selected #244 overall in 2016 NFL Draft
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Former Clemson safety Jayron Kearse was drafted #244 overall by the Minnesota Vikings during the seventh round of the 2016 NFL Draft on Saturday night.
Kearse will be reunited with former Clemson teammate Mackensie Alexander in Minnesota.
NFL draft analyst Todd McShay had the following evaluation of Kearse's 2015 season at Clemson.
"A lot of people early in the process were comparing him to Cam Chancellor," McShay said. "He's big. He's long, long arms. He makes some splash plays. He has ability. There is upside here to develop, but he has got to be more physical as a football player. I saw him turn down contact entirely too many times. I thought there was way too much pile inspector in his game. He has got the ability and be more physical and play the game the way he is capable of playing."
In 2015, Kearse was a first-team All-American by ESPN and second-team Associated Press All-American with 62 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, one interception and six pass breakups.
Ready to rock that purple and gold #27— Jayron Kearse (@JayronKearse8) May 1, 2016
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Blessings @JayronKearse8 love you bro— #9?? (@Wanye_Kanye) April 30, 2016
God is great! Cherone and @JayronKearse8 selected 7th round to jets and Vikings— Robert R. Smith (@rrsmith27) April 30, 2016
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