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Christian Kirksey

24-Year-Old Linebacker – Cleveland Browns

2016 Defensive Stats

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148

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2.5

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0

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0

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2017 Defensive Projections

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2017 Fantasy Football Outlook

Kirksey broke out in his third season out of Iowa last year, as his promotion to a three-down role allowed his near-elite athleticism to shine through on the box score. Small but speedy, Kirksey's sta...

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2017 ADP:  148.08

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  9

HT: 6' 2"   WT: 235   DOB: 8/31/1992  College: Iowa  DRAFTED: 3rd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Christian Kirksey Contract Information:

Signed a four-year contract extension with the Browns in May of 2017.

May 30, 2017  –  Christian Kirksey News

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Kirksey signed a four-year, $38 million contract extension ($20 million guaranteed) with the Browns on Tuesday, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.

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Christian Kirksey NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2010 17 CFB 6 - - - - 0 0 - - - - - -
2011 18 CFB 13 - - - - 1 0 - - - - - -
2012 19 CFB 12 - - - - 2 2 - - - - - -
2013 20 CFB 13 - - - - 1 1 - - - - - -
2014 21 CLE 16 81 47 34 2 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2015 22 CLE 16 63 40 23 3.5 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
2016 23 CLE 16 148 96 52 2.5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Christian Kirksey – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Inside Linebacker
  1. Christian Kirksey
  2. Tank Carder
  3. James Burgess
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Snap Count Stats

1112

Defensive Snaps in 2016

Christian Kirksey was on the field for 1112 of his team's snaps on defense in 2016.

176

Special Teams Snaps in 2016

Christian Kirksey was on the field for 176 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2016.

Year Def ST
2014 684 256
2015 568 215
2016 1112 176
Christian Kirksey 2016 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
1 @Phi 77 12 6 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Bal 75 13 7 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @Mia 67 9 9 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 @Was 62 6 7 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 NE 80 13 16 11 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 @Ten 62 14 5 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 @Cin 60 13 9 4 5 0.5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 NYJ 72 10 13 10 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Dal 73 10 9 4 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 @Bal 82 13 13 8 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Pit 69 9 9 6 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 NYG 56 13 11 4 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 BYE Bye Week
14 Cin 71 12 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 @Buf 67 11 9 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 SD 68 11 10 7 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 @Pit 71 7 12 10 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Christian Kirksey  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Linebackers
Height:   6' 2"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   235 lbs
BELOW AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.50 sec
ELITE
Shuttle Time:   4.34 sec
WEAK
Cone Drill:   7.07 sec
GOOD
Arm Length:   32.38 in
AVERAGE
Hand Length:   9.38 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   36 in
GOOD
Broad Jump:   122 in
GREAT
Bench Press:   16 reps
TERRIBLE
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Christian Kirksey: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Kirksey is expected to move from inside to outside linebacker in 2017, Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports.

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Kirksey totaled 12 tackles (10 solo) and a sack to finish up the season against the Steelers on Sunday.

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Kirksey tallied 10 tackles in Saturday's 20-17 victory over the Chargers.

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Kirksey notched nine tackles in Sunday's 33-13 loss to the Bills.

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Kirksey registered 11 tackles (four solo), including 1.5 tackles for loss, during Sunday's loss to the Giants.

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Kirksey racked up a team-high nine tackles (six solo) and a pass defensed Sunday against the Steelers,

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Kirksey totaled 13 tackles (eight solo) and a pass defensed against the Ravens on Thursday night.

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Kirksey was all over the field Sunday, accumulating 13 tackles (10 solo) and a tackle for loss against the Jets.

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Kirksey made nine tackles (four solo) and had 0.5 sacks to go along with a pass defensed during Sunday's loss to the Bengals.

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Kirksey racked up 16 tackles (11 solo) against the Patriots on Sunday.

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Kirksey totaled nine tackles (eight solo) and one quarterback hit against the Dolphins on Sunday.

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Kirksey finished with six tackles (four solo) and a sack in Sunday's loss to the Eagles.

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Kirksey had eight total tackles in Sunday's loss to the Rams.

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Kirksey racked up a season-high nine tackles (six solo) in Sunday's loss to the Broncos.

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Kirksey, who led the Browns with six combined tackles in Thursday's preseason opener, is listed as a starting linebacker on the Browns second "unofficial" preseason depth chart, ESPN Cleveland reports.

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2016

While Kirksey saw his tackling total drop from 81 to 63 in his second year in the league, he recorded a career-high 3.5 sacks last year. Only 23 years old, the linebacker is one of the Browns' rising talents and should continue to grow under new defensive coordinator Ray Horton.

2015

Kirksey tallied 81 combined tackles, two sacks and a forced fumble during his rookie year in Cleveland, stepping up big when fellow inside linebacker Karlos Dansby was forced to miss five games. He'll likely need a similar sequence of events to pass if he plans on seeing consistent playing time in the upcoming season, as Craig Robertson — who posted a career-best 99 combined tackles over 11 starts — will be the early favorite to win the starting inside linebacker job alongside Karlos Dansby. It projects to be a close battle, however, so Kirksey’s status is certainly worth monitoring in IDP leagues.

2014

Kirksey will provide the Browns with depth at inside linebacker in 2014. If he can make an early impression in camp, the third-round draft pick could find himself just one injury away from seeing the field in his rookie campaign.