Kene Nwangwu

Kene Nwangwu

23-Year-Old Running BackRB
Minnesota Vikings
IR-R
Injury Knee
Est. Return 10/31/2021
2021 Fantasy Outlook
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$Signed a four-year, $4.23 million contract with the Vikings in May of 2021.
Returning to practice
RBMinnesota Vikings
Knee
September 29, 2021
The Vikings designated Nwangwu (knee) for return from injured reserve Wednesday, Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. He's scheduled to participate in practice Wednesday.
ANALYSIS
The rookie fourth-round pick hyperextended his left knee on the opening kickoff of his first preseason game. Nwangwu won't necessarily have a role on offense once he's activated, even if it happens this week and if Dalvin Cook (ankle) misses another game. However, the rookie could be an immediate contributor on special teams, where his 4.32-second 40-yard dash speed can be put to good use while he learns the finer points of the position. Nwangwu's prospect profile is all measurables, no production; he saw just 150 touches in four seasons at Iowa State while backing up David Montgomery and then Breece Hall.
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Kene Nwangwu's measurables compare to other running backs?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
* All metrics are from his Pro Day (not the combine).
Height
6' 0"
 
Weight
210 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.31 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.25 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.83 sec
 
Vertical Jump
38.0 in
 
Broad Jump
125 in
 
Bench Press
22 reps
 
Hand Length
9.25 in
 
Arm Length
30.50 in
 
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Kene Nwangwu
2021 NFL Team Previews: Minnesota Vikings
77 days ago
The Vikings boast one of the more balanced offenses in the league, and if the defense is as leaky as last season, Dalvin Cook, Justin Jefferson and company could have plenty of chances to continue to cook.
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Gets light work in during practice
RBMinnesota Vikings
Knee
September 22, 2021
Nwangwu (knee) was seen working on a side field during Wednesday's practice, Eric Smith of the Vikings' official site reports.
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Lands on injured reserve
RBMinnesota Vikings
Knee
September 1, 2021
Nwangwu (knee) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, Eric Smith of the Vikings' official site reports.
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Still sidelined
RBMinnesota Vikings
Knee
August 30, 2021
Nwangwu (knee) is not practicing Monday, Eric Smith of the Vikings' official site reports.
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Out for rest of preseason
RBMinnesota Vikings
Knee
August 19, 2021
Nwangwu (knee) will miss Minnesota's final two preseason games, but he's expected to recover from a hyperextended left knee in time for Week 1, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
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Exits with knee injury
RBMinnesota Vikings
Knee
August 14, 2021
Nwangwu left Saturday's preseason game against the Broncos with a knee injury, Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com reports.
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