Derek Kerstetter joins the Buffalo Bills with a lot of strong Division I experience and 49 career starts. It was rather surprising that he wasn’t selected by anyone in the late rounds of the draft after being named to the Coaches All-Big 12 Team this past season.
In college, Kerstetter played tackle, center, and guard. The fact that he can play in a variety of positions is a positive sign for his future.
Kerstetter can move well despite being slimmer than you would like in your interior lineman. Kerstetter is a specialist puller who uses his speed, dexterity, and lateral mobility to clear the way to the upper floors. He finds it difficult to push and move strong defensive linemen, but he hasn’t always been that player.
Kerstetter makes me think of a younger version of Ryan Bates. Despite not possessing the strength or push to be dominating, Kerstetter has the positional diversity the Buffalo Bills love as well as the mobility ability to be a valuable blocker in the open field.
Although Kerstetter might have problems making the team, his adaptability alone could be enough to earn him a position on the practice squad.
How Much Does Derek Kerstetter Make?
Derek Kerstetter gets an average annual salary of $856,667. There is no cap hit included.