Kamren Curl has been a bright spot for a bad Arkansas football team seriously in need of bright spots. Positives have been hard to come by recently for a team that has finished 2-10 the past two seasons. Curl was a three star recruit out of Muskogee High School in Oklahoma and was recruited by Washington State, Ole Miss, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Baylor, TCU, Houston, and Texas Tech before choosing Arkansas to continue his education. Positives for Curl are easy to find once you review the film. Even though Curl still has work to do, he makes for intriguing NFL prospect.
Over the past three seasons, Curl has been a mainstay in the Arkansas lineup at both the cornerback and the safety position. During the 2019 season, Curl racked up 76 tackles, two sacks, and four tackles for loss. Curl also picked off two passes and was a standout what otherwise proved to be a long and difficult difficult season for the Razorbacks. In Curl’s sophomore season, he held down the strong safety spot and amassed 53 tackles on the season. In 2017, Curl started al 12 games at cornerback and had 46 tackles and eight pass break ups.
Kamren has played for some less than stellar teams at Arkansas and could probably use another year at Arkansas to work on his quickness. Curl will, at times, bite on double moves and that can lead to giving up the big play. However, his instincts will develop as he sees more time on the field. Curl is not the tallest cornerback and that will make it tougher on him to be physical with bigger, taller wide receivers.
Curl has been a three-year starter and a good player for some not-so-good Arkansas teams. Curl is a solid tackler and is consistent, he will rarely miss a tackle. He does a good job of fending off blocks. Curl also does a very good job of being able to identify the routes that are ran by the opposing receivers.
Curl has a chance to be a sleeper selection. I expect Kamren to go at the end of fifth round or in the sixth round. Curl should make a roster and could turn into a solid player; however, it will require effort on his part as he still has some work to do and some things to learn.