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Christian Kirksey

25-Year-Old Linebacker – Cleveland Browns

2017 Defensive Stats

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87

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3.5

Int

0

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2

TD

0

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:  304

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.

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Kirksey finished with 13 tackles (eight solo) and also added a sack and a forced fumble during Sunday's 19-7 loss to the Jaguars.

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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
2017 24 CLE 10 87 51 36 3.5 4 0 0 2 1 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 Outside Linebacker
  1. Christian Kirksey
  2. Josh Keyes
  3. Dominique Alexander
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Snap Count Stats

664

Defensive Snaps in 2017

Christian Kirksey was on the field for 664 of his team's snaps on defense in 2017.

52

Special Teams Snaps in 2017

Christian Kirksey was on the field for 52 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2017.

Year Def ST
2015 568 215
2016 1112 176
2017 664 52
Christian Kirksey 2017 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 Pit 60 3 5 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 @Bal 68 5 9 6 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @Ind 66 5 5 3 2 0.5 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
4 Cin 64 6 8 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 NYJ 53 4 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 @Hou 66 5 10 5 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Ten 72 6 17 8 9 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
8 Min 85 7 8 7 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 BYE Bye Week
10 @Det 52 6 7 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Jax 78 5 14 8 6 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
12 @Cin
13 @LAC
14 GB
15 Bal
16 @Chi
17 @Pit

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 finished with seven tackles (four solo) and a sack during Sunday's 38-24 loss to the Lions.

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Kirksey accumulated a career-high 17 tackles (eight solo) during Sunday's 12-9 overtime loss to the Titans.

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Kirksey totaled 10 tackles (five solo) during Sunday's 33-17 loss to the Texans.

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Kirksey had five tackles (three solo) and a half-sack in Sunday's 31-28 loss to the Colts.

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Kirksey tallied nine tackles to go along with his first sack of the season in Sunday's loss to the Ravens.

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Kirksey (leg) returned to practice Monday, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

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Kirksey limped off the field during Friday's scrimmage with an apparent leg injury, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

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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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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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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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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.