STRENGTHS - Kazee is a short, stout running back and a strong solid build considering his lack of height. He runs with patience and a good pad level between the tackles, allowing him to break arm tackles and gain extras yards. He is a willing blocker in passing situations. Kazee is a full effort player who gives his all despite his size.
WEAKNESSES - Kazee lacks the speed and burst to get the edge, or accelerate out of his cuts and thru tight spaces. He runs too upright and stiff, hurting his ability to change directions effectively on the edge. He has limited experience in 3rd down situations as he only caught 7 balls as a senior and is rarely used a pass blocker. He doesn't have the speed to run or COD skills to run away from anyone on the defense. .
SUMMARY - Kazee is not an explosive back on the edge and is not a threat once out in space. In the open field he tends to run upright and struggles to change directions efficiently, and consequently is not an elusive runner, even for a smaller player. He runs well between the tackles as he does a better job of lowering his pads into and through contact, allowing him to run through arm tackles to pick up extra yardage. He is a one speed player he needs to be productive on 3rd down in order to carve out a niche in the NFL, but he was not real involved in the Aztecs passing game, and he has very limited experience as a blocker and as a receiver out of the backfield. He will need to prove to NFL teams that he has the hands and competitiveness to do both if he is to ever make an NFL roster. Overall, Kazee fits the classic mold of lacking good size while also lacking explosiveness and speed, which limits his ability to be a feature back. Then when you add in his lack of experience in the passing game, it makes me wonder where he fits in the NFL. He will need to prove he can contribute as a third down back if he is going to make it in the NFL.