5 defensive tackles the Vikings could select in the 2019 NFL Draft

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(Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) Kingsley Keke
(Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) Kingsley Keke /

Kingsley Keke (Texas A&M)


Height: 6-foot-3 | Weight: 288 lbs

2018 Stats:

  • 51 tackles (11 for a loss)
  • 7.5 sacks, 1 forced fumble

Keke has proven that he can play pretty much anywhere along a defensive line. He has above average athletic ability and quickness, which allows him to make an impact wherever he is playing.

Even with his position changes, bouncing around from defensive tackle to defensive end, he has still managed to put up good numbers and be a thorn for opposing offenses.

He already has the makeup to be an NFL defensive lineman, he is just a little rough around the edges. To be effective at the pro level, teams will need to work more on his technique and give him the tools he needs to beat opposing offensive lineman.

He might not ever be a star in the NFL, but he is the type of guy that could play in the league for a long time.

Keke has role player and depth written all over him. While he might never be a household name, he is the kind of prospect that offers depth along a defensive line that teams love; a guy that can play multiple spots in a pinch.

Keke could possibly end up going down the same path as a guy like current Vikings defensive end Stephen Weatherly. Give him a few years and he could really come into his own.