Scouting Report: Micah Kiser, ILB, Virginia

Baltimore, MD | 6012 | 240 | 4.72E | 2018

A downhill, hard-nosed tackler who has combined for 250 tackles during his past two seasons as a starter. Brings plenty of experience having played in both the 4-3 and 3-4 defensive schemes under two different head coaches (Mike London and Bronco Mendenhall). Praised by his coaches and teammates for his high character and has embraced the leadership role. A student of the game who is also an Academic All-American. Bullies blocking backs on the pass rush; many of his sacks came off running backs and being positioned well—often times he was unblocked and had a straight path to the quarterback. A bit stiff in the hips and limited athletically—he will not test well. Speed will be the biggest question mark surrounding this prospect as he transitions from the college level to the NFL. The Baltimore native did seek feedback from the NFL Draft Advisory Board, which he says impacted him returning to school to help improve his stock. He was reportedly given a ‘go back to school’ grade and his forty-yard dash time could dictate whether he is selected on day one or day two of the NFL Draft.

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2016: FWAA All-America second-team … All-ACC first-team … Coaches All-ACC first-team … CoSIDA Academic All-American second-team … College Sports Madness All-America third-team … ESPN.com All-ACC team … Associated Press All-ACC first-team … Touchdown Club of Richmond’s linebacker of the year … Semifinalist for the Butkus Award … Semifinalist for the Lott IMPACT Trophy … CoSIDA Academic District All-American … Bednarik Award Watch List … Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List … Lombardi Watch List … Butkus Award Watch List … Lott IMPACT Trophy Watch List.

2015: College Sports Madness All-American third-team … All-ACC first-team … All-ACC Coaches second-team … Touchdown Club of Richmond’s linebacker of the year … one of two players that earned the Rock Weir Award for most improved during spring drills.

2014: Recognized on the ACC Academic Honor Roll.

High School: A linebacker and tight end at the Gilman School for head coach Biff Poggi … was a three-year letterwinner and a three-time All-Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association Conference honoree … two-time Maryland Consensus All-State first-team defense … two-time All-Metro first-team … was the 2012 All-Metro Defensive Player of the Year … Baltimore Sun `s Defensive Co-Player of the Year … helped Gilman to a MIAA A Conference title defense … was a 2012 Semper Fidelis All-American … accumulated 111 tackles, two forced fumble and intercepted three passes, while returning two for touchdowns … was a team captain in senior and helped lead Gilman to a No. 19 ranking in the USA Today Super 25 high school team rankings … was a 2011 MaxPreps Air Force Junior All-American second-team linebacker … made 91 tackles and forced three fumbles as a junior in 2011 … a four-star player by 247sports and ESPN.com … a three-star player by Scout.com and Rivals.com …. also played lacrosse at Gilman in 2011 with current Cavalier Ryan Tucker … played the 2010 season of football at Gilman with former Virginia wide receiver Darius Jennings … volunteered with Ronald McDonald House Charities and the Agape House …

Personal: Son of Michael and Donna Kiser … has a younger brother, Jordan.

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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