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Christian Kirksey

23-Year-Old Linebacker – Cleveland Browns

2015 Defensive Stats

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63

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3.5

Int

0

FF

1

TD

0

2016 Defensive Projections

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2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

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 ...

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2016 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  13

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 by the Browns in June of 2014.

October 26, 2015  –  Christian Kirksey News

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

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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
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
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

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#1 Inside Linebacker
  1. Christian Kirksey
  2. Tank Carder
  3. Dominique Alexander
Cleveland Browns

Snap Count Stats

568

Defensive Snaps in 2015

Christian Kirksey was on the field for 568 of his team's snaps on defense in 2015.

215

Special Teams Snaps in 2015

Christian Kirksey was on the field for 215 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2015.

Year Def ST
2014 684 256
2015 568 215
Christian Kirksey 2015 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 @NYJ 25 11 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Ten 22 14 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
3 Oak 42 16 7 3 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
4 @SD 65 11 5 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 @Bal 32 12 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Den 69 8 9 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 @StL 37 6 8 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Ari 28 17 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 @Cin 26 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 @Pit 37 15 4 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Bal 30 19 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Cin 23 13 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 SF 35 16 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 @Sea 35 14 4 1 3 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 @KC 28 15 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Pit 34 13 2 1 1 0 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 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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Kirksey had eight tackles (six solo) in Sunday's loss to the Bengals.

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Kirksey had nine tackles (seven solo) in Sunday's loss to the Bills.

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Kirksey recorded nine tackles (seven solo) and a sack in Sunday's loss to the Jaguars.

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Kirksey is line to split first-team reps with Craig Robertson, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

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Kirksey put forth a strong showing during Monday's practice, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

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The Browns selected Kirksey in the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft, 71st overall.

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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.