Round Six, Pick 41 (217 overall, compensatory selection) - DL Rakeem Nunez-Roches, Southern Mississippi
6'2" Height | 32 5/8" Arm Length | 307lbs Weight | 10 1/8" Hands
Fires out of starting blocks at the snap. Sniff direction of play and looks for gaps to shoot. Above average agility and balance for position. Plays on his feet and uses low center of gravity and leg drive to maintain his leverage against single blocks. Difficult to control him off snap. Able to call on additional power and improve position once engaged. As pass rusher, gets to the corner and keeps grinding to constrict pocket. Plays hard and pursues hard. Gives good effort each snap out despite playing for a struggling team. Blocked two kicks in college.
Five Things to Know About DL Rakeem Nunez-Roches
According to CBS Sports, Nunez-Roches (6'2", 307 pounds) was projected as a third or fourth-round pick.
He earned first-team All-CUSA honors as a junior after finishing the season with 58 tackles, including 14 tackles for loss and three sacks.
With the 217th overall pick in the sixth round of the 2015 NFL Draft the Chiefs select DL Rakeem Nunez-Roches.
"He's a big dude. He has weighed 326 before. His best weight is probably where he is at now, 307 to 312. Guys that can run a 5.0 flat 40, you put on the Alabama tape you can see the speed. You can see the motor. You can see the explosiveness in his body."
- Assistant Director of College Scouting, Dom Green