Drew Boylhart March 2008

Kenny Iwebema   DE   Iowa

 

STRENGTHS

Kenny is a big, naturally strong kid who is going to get bigger and better.  He handles the double team very well and looks to be an excellent run defender.   Kenny does not have a problem doing the grunt work that is required of a DE/DT in a 3-4 defense.  He is a bit of a tweener right now, but in the right defense, he could become a core player.  He understands the team concept and responsibilities of his position.  He is a smart kid who understands his strengths and weaknesses.  Kenny should become an important part of a defensive line rotation.

 

NEEDS TO IMPROVE

What you see is what you get with Kenny.  He should be able to get bigger and stronger, but his athletic ability is his athletic ability.  His work ethic, intelligence and experience is what will improve his play on the field.  

 

TALENT BOARD ROUND 4

Kenny is a perfect fit for a 3-4 DE.  He is a worker bee; on passing downs, you can move him inside and he should be able to push the pocket or split the double team.  He will get better than he is right now, but he is a systems D-lineman and for that reason, he is not a player you would draft in the first three rounds.  Make no mistake -- in the right system, this kid will become a core player for the team that drafts him  It's just that the fans might not notice it.  I can see him fitting into a system like the Steelers and Patriots and becoming a hell of a grunt player who does all the dirty work while others take the credit.  I'm sure the coaches won't take him for granted.