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DE Tanoh Kpassagnon | Villanova


6'7" Height | 35 5/8" Arm Length | 289lbs. Weight | 10 5/8" Hands

Strengths: Big body and long frame. Should be able to continue packing pounds onto his frame. Flashes some upper body power with an ability to fight through move blocks. Has plus athleticism with explosive hip thrust that can jolt blockers at point of attack. Has lateral quickness to beat reach blocks and slice into the backfield. Has the tools to be a one- or two-gap player. Raw in his pass rush, but shows occasional glimpses into his potential. Athletic with range and above average tackle radius. Highly intelligent and very mature. History of blocking kicks will catch the eye of a special team's coach.

Five Things To Know About New Chiefs DE Tanoh Kpassagnon

First thing's first.

At first glance, pronouncing the name of new Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Tanoh Kpassagnon may seem daunting. But saying the name is not as challenging as it appears.

Here's a quick pronunciation guide, courtesy of “Draft Countdown.”

TANOH KPASSAGNON is pronounced "tawn-o | pass-N-yo"

The Chiefs selected DE Tanoh Kpassagnon with the 59th overall pick in the 2017 Draft

Chiefs Add Freakish Defensive End, Ultra-Productive Running Back on Day Two

Much like the Kansas City Chiefs' first-round pick, quarterback Patrick Mahomes II, whose highlight reel is littered with the kind of throws others wouldn't even attempt, the team's second-round pick (No. 59 overall)—defensive end Tanoh Kpassagnon—is also largely defined on the field by his physical abilities.

Kpassagnon, who played collegiately at Villanova and finished his senior year with 45 total tackles, including 21.5 for loss and 11 sacks, is a physical specimen at 6 feet 6 and 289 pounds, possessing less than 4 percent body fat as well.

Simply put, Kpassagnon is well-versed in finding the weight room.

Relive the moment when Tanoh Kpassagnon became the next NFL #ProCat#TTR #GoNova — Villanova Football (@NovaFootball) April 29, 2017

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