NFL Network analysts make NFL comparisons for Texas A&M star Christian Kirk
Texas A&M WR Christian Kirk is only a junior, but this will likely be his last season in College Station.
That’s because the dynamic receiver and return man will likely be a high draft pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, so the time may be right for him to jump to the pros.
Therefore, it’s no surprise that the NFL comparisons are starting to roll in. On Tuesday, NFL Network analysts Daniel Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks made their comps for Kirk on the “Move the Sticks” podcast (via 247Sports):
“You have kind of that running back build and you have that strength and you see that after the catch,” Jeremiah said. “But the quickness and the toughness that Golden Tate brings to the table. When I study you I see kind of a Golden Tate, maybe with a little bit of a turbo jet strapped to his back.”
Brooks had a bit of a different approach, though, comparing Kirk to a guy who has become Tom Brady’s right-hand man with the New England Patriots:
“I saw a little Julian Edelman,” Brooks said. “And part of the reason I saw Julian Edelman is, I believe you play with a little bit of an attitude, some feistiness to your game.”
Kirk already has 23 catches for 264 yards and four touchdowns this year and has also returned a kickoff for a touchdown.
If he does go pro, many NFL teams will like what they’ve seen from the talented junior.