The Calijah Kancey Comparisons | Fact or Fiction

The Eagles will be wheeling and dealing in the Draft, but if you have a player with comparisons to Aaron Donald and he came from the same school, Pitt, then defensive lineman Calijah Kancey may be a no-brainer.

Who is Calijah Kancey?

Calijah Kancey is 6 foot and 280 pounds, a Junior at the University of Pittsburgh. In the final years of his High School career at Miami Northwestern, he had 200 tackles in his Junior & Senior years. In his first year at Pitt, he was a redshirt freshman after playing one game in his Freshman season. 

In 2019 his first year at Pitt, he played in 1 game that season and recorded 27 tackles. In his first full season in 2020, he was awarded Freshman All-American by the Football Writers Association. Two years later, in 2021, he played all 14 games that season. Calijah had 35 tackles and seven sacks and was named a third-team All-American by Associating Press. In his final year at Pitt in 2022, he was a Unanimous All-American and the ACC Defensive Player of the Year that same season.

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Strength and Weaknesses

Kancey posted 14.5 sacks and 27.5 tackles. Calijah Kancey has excellent change of direction due to his quickness and athleticism. He lacks prototypical size. He has a lack of length and may have trouble on the edge.

You cannot look past the comparison between Los Angeles Rams All-Pro Aaron Donald and Minnesota Vikings Great John Randle. A comparison of two great players, past and present, you can not look past. Calijah Kancey could be another star in the making for the Philadelphia Eagles with the 10th overall pick of this year’s Draft.

James Scorza
James Scorza

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