South Carolina DT Javon Kinlaw dominating Senior Bowl practice
Javon Kinlaw was already projected as a first-round pick in this spring’s NFL Draft; however, with his dominant showing at this week’s Senior Bowl, Kinlaw might jump into the top 10.
The 6-foot-6, 310-pound First-Team All-American should become the Gamecocks’ fifth first-round pick over the last decade. He should join Hayden Hurst, Jadeveon Clowney, Stephon Gilmore and Melvin Ingram.
Everyone is raving about Kinlaw in Mobile, Alabama, this week. First, it started with his unbelievable and emotional story about his upbringing in Washington, D.C.
“We had a gas stove, we would light the stove with a little match or something,” Kinlaw said, according to video from Mike Gillespie of ABC-Columbia. “Get a tall pot, boil the water, mix it with some cold water, put it in a bucket, take it upstairs, take a shower like that. But at a young age, we just thought that was normal. That’s how we was living, we didn’t know how everybody else was living.”
— Mike Gillespie (@MikeABCColumbia) January 21, 2020
Kinlaw has also dominated on the field this week against fellow Senior Bowl players.
oh my god, javon kinlaw pic.twitter.com/O5K389DdOd
— Austin Gayle (@PFF_AustinGayle) January 21, 2020
OL vs DL drills.
John Simpson, Clemson vs Javon Kinlaw, South Carolina pic.twitter.com/vaXyvGl4xj
— Matt Valdovinos (@MVScouting) January 21, 2020
There is a man in Mobile who is taking over
And his name is Javon Kinlaw
— PFF Draft (@PFF_College) January 22, 2020
Nagy: Outside of Oregon QB Herbert, South Carolina DT Javon Kinlaw is probably the top-rated player in Mobile.
Power & versatility big keys to his draft value.
— Chase Goodbread (@ChaseGoodbread) January 20, 2020