Scouting Report: New Defensive Tackle Frank Kearse


IRVING, Texas – A quick look at new defensive tackle Frank Kearse, who the Cowboys added to their roster earlier this week.

Frank Kearse:

6-4, 315, 5.31 40-yard dash, Alabama A&M.

Drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the seventh round of 2011 NFL Draft

Games Studied: Carolina 2012 season against Miami, Kansas City, Atlanta, San Diego.

  • Has spent time with the Dolphins and Panthers before landing on the practice squad of the Titans this season.
  • Will play as a one-technique in this scheme. Might be better suited to play as an end in a 3-4 but gives you some size inside at the one.
  • Is not that quick-twitch type of player that Rod Marinelli is accustomed to playing with, but his power is impressive. [embedded_ad]
  • Gets more push with power and upper body strength than he does with pass rush moves. Can walk blockers back.
  • Can be difficult to move at the point of attack at times. Able to hold up against double teams. Observed him holding off blocker with one arm.
  • Is active when it comes to moving down the line and working toward the ball. Showed some mobility.
  • Was able to redirect and change directions. Not a stiff moving player. Can play the low block and keep balance.
  • Had a nice sack against the Falcons where he defeated the double team with power, collapsed the pocket on Matt Ryan.
  • Was very impressed how he battled Max Unger from the Seahawks. In the plays he had, never allowed him to control him in the running game.
  • There were some snaps where I thought he could have played better with his hands, and when he didn't that got him in trouble. Would help him shed blockers better.
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