Oct 5, 2013; Lawrence, KS, USA; Kansas Jayhawks quarterback Jake Heaps (9) is sacked by Texas Tech Red Raiders defensive lineman Kerry Hyder (91) in the first half at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

Kerry Hyder: New York Jets' UDFA Profile


Oct 5, 2013; Lawrence, KS, USA; Kansas Jayhawks quarterback Jake Heaps (9) is sacked by Texas Tech Red Raiders defensive lineman Kerry Hyder (91) in the first half at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

Let’s continue on our road through this second group of players. We know and love them, they are the Undrafted Free Agents, looking to make the team, and make their mark, Wayne Chrebet-style.

Today, we take a look at a player on the defensive side of the ball. He was a teammate of the newly drafted Jace Amaro. The spotlight is on DL Kerry Hyder.

Here are his stats to get you started:

Defense & Fumbles

Tackles Def Int Fumbles
Year School Conf Class Pos G Solo Ast Tot Loss Sk Int Yds Avg TD PD FR Yds TD FF
*2010 Texas Tech Big 12 SR DL 11 6 7 13 3.5 2.0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
2011 Texas Tech Big 12 SR DL 12 29 13 42 5.0 1.5 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1
*2012 Texas Tech Big 12 SR DL 42 14 56 14.0 5.5 0 0 0 4 1 2 0 0
*2013 Texas Tech Big 12 SR DL 48 17 65 11.5 2.0 1 3
Career Texas Tech 125 51 176 34.0 11.0 0 0 0 10 1 2 0 6

Hyder measures at 6’2″, 281 pounds.
He ran the 40 yard dash at the NFL Combine in a not-elite, but fairly solid 5.10.

Here is his video for anyone not familiar:

The first thing I note is “high motor”. Hyder gets beaten, but not because he quits. The young man is always around the football. Whether he gets there or not, Hyder is already moving towards the football. There are definitely worse characteristics than that for an NFL player.

Here are some weaknesses noted from his profile:

Bad-bodied. Size and length are just adequate — does not have ideal build. Not explosive — ordinary get-off. Very average foot athlete, especially for his size. Top-heavy movement — shows some lower-body stiffness and struggles to redirect efficiently. Production is effort-based. Could stand to shed some bad weight and improve his conditioning and stamina. Production is fabricated against lesser competition in garbage time.

Between all of that, and being along a Jets’ defensive line, it would be a long road to hoe for Kerry Hyder to make this team. Good luck to him.

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