Scouting Report: Kamau Dumas, CB, Monmouth

#24 | Morristown, NJ | 5090 | 185 | 4.40E | 2018 | @K_Dumas24

SCOUTING REPORT

A fifth-year senior who has been praised by head coach Kevin Callahan for his leadership in the locker room and making a positive impact on a team that finished 9-3 and made the FCS playoffs. The most impressive aspect of his overall game is his punt return abilities, where he has flashed playmaking agility, including a punt return for a touchdown against Holy Cross this past season—he also recorded a pick six interception in that same game. He shows great burst and quick acceleration on returns and does an excellent job of adjusting to the ball on deep punts—he can field’em like Willie Mays back there. His special team talents include a blocked field goal versus Lafayette and he has also served as a gunner on special teams. One area for improvement is his ball security—would like to see him hold the ball higher and tighter on returns. At cornerback, he shows the ability to anticipate throws and will occasionally jump the pass to make a momentum changing interception. He locates the ball well and does a nice job of getting his head around when defending receivers. While he projects as a slot corner at the next level, he has been asked to cover taller targets and tight ends, showcasing the ability to defend them well and bring them down. He is listed at 5’9 but possesses a solid frame for his size and is well built. While he may not be the most fundamentally sound tackler, you’ve got to love how he goes all out to make the play, whether it be a leg wrap, a toe trip or a straight shoulder blow—he does what it takes to get the job done. One can only wonder what type of impact this player could make on offense. With his speed, athleticism and ball skills displayed as a returner, he possesses the skill-set to be an effective weapon on bubble screens and end arounds. Does he have the hands to do it? That question will need to be answered during the pre-draft process. The old saying goes, “The more you can do, the more valuable you are.” These are exactly the type of players that coaches like to round out the bottom of their 53-man roster with. In the case of this player, he has demonstrated the ability to contribute in multiple ways, which makes him a valuable asset at the next level.

ACCOLADES

  • 2017 All-Big South First Team Selection (Punt Returner)
  • All-Purpose: 1,088 Total Yards; Two Touchdowns
  • Career: 27 Starts; 103 Tackles; 23 Pass Deflections; Four Interceptions

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2017 (Sr.): Appeared in 12 games at defensive back … Finished the season with 37 tackles … Registered two tackles for loss … Recorded 12 pass deflections … Made three interceptions and had one intereception return for a touchdown … Had one blocked field goal … Finished season with one kick return for 19 yards … Finished with 12 punt returns for 179 return yeards, averaging 12.8 per return and one punt return touchdown.

2016 (Jr.): Appeared in all 11 games at defensive back … Finished the season with 34 tackles … Recorded six solo tackles and two assisted against Liberty (10/22) … Had one interception against Delaware State (9/10) … Finished the season with 6 kick returns for 149 yards.

2015 (So.): Appeared in all 11 games, at defensive back and running back. Finished with 11 tackles, including four solo stops. Led Monmouth in kickoff returns with 324 yards on 17 returns for a 19.1 average. Had five carries for 18 yards. Recorded four rushes for 13 yards against Kennesaw State (10/31).

2014 (Fr.): Appeared in 11 games. Finished season with 21 total tackles, 1 fumble recovery, and 2 pass breakups. Tied for first on the team in kick return yards with 292. Led the team in punt return yards with 43.

2013 (rsFr.): Did not see time as a true freshman.

High School: Played defensive back, wide receiver and returned kicks for Coach Chris Hull at Morristown High School. Earned First Team All-NJAC honors and first team all-county accolades in 2012. Also ran track for the Colonials, where he was an all-conference performer.

Personal: Son of Lynn Britt-Dumas and Caliph Dumas. Plans to major in education.

Rick Serritella

Established in 2002, NFL Draft Bible Founder Ric Serritella began his independent scouting service as a publication used by all 32 NFL teams. Eventually, it would evolve into an online scouting resource that reaches millions of people each month. An early adaptor to technology, the NFL Draft Bible produced the first ever livestream video show and live podcast on location from the NFL Draft. The NFL Draft Bible network extends to professional football leagues all over the world and includes general managers, executives, scouts, coaches, agents, trainers, advisors, along with other media outlets and draftniks. In addition to owning the NFL Draft Bible, Serritella has also served as executive producer of the T.Ocho Show (2010) on NBC Sports, producer for The Mike & The Mad Dog Show (2002) on YES Network, producer for NFL Now with Mike Francesa, one of the only nationally syndicated NFL shows at that time (2003), producer on ESPN Hollywoood (2005) and helped start up the Wall Street Journal YouTube channel (2007). He has interviewed the likes of Donald Trump, Roger Goodell, Archie Manning, Shaquille O'Neal, Allen Iverson, Danica Patrick, Venus Williams, Howard Stern, Don King, Jay-Z, Madonna, Bon Jovi and hundreds of other celebrities/athletes. Other involvements include helping build the fiber-optic system for MLB Network during his time as manager at HTN Communications, writing for USA TODAY, working for CBS and AEG Live. Since 2015, he has served as the Director of Media for the Parabolic Performance NFL Draft Prep program. In 2017, Serritella served as the Director of Player Personnel for the College Gridiron Showcase & Symposium. A graduate of Johnson & Wales University (JWU) in Providence, RI, Serritella earned a B.A. in Sports Entertainment & Event Management and was honored with the Inaugural Sports Entertainment & Event Management Success Board Achievement Award by the school in 2009. While attending JWU, he interned for the New England Patriots and ESPN X-Games. A proud member of the Pro Football Writers of America and the Football Writers Association of America, Serritella currently resides in his home state of New Jersey.

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