Some people carry over traits from other activities into their football skillset.

Kyler Gordon began participating in dance competitions at age six, competing all over the country in a variety of genres including ballet, jazz, and hip-hop.

Gordon also was heavily involved in the martial arts as a kid.

Ultimately, he had to push both aside in favor of football as he got older, but both have helped him grow on the gridiron to this day.

"With dance and kung fu, honestly just like my body control," Gordon said at the NFL Combine in early March. "The way I move my body. Definitely my ball skills. When I go up, just the way that I'm able to control myself. Even in press technique with my hips and how I'm able to balance and weight transition on the ground. It just makes up so much time and speed and I feel like it definitely helps a lot."

Gordon played in 33 games over four seasons at Washington. 

He capped off his Huskies career with a 1st team All-PAC 12 campaign that included 2 interceptions and 9 passes defensed.

Gordon stands 5'11" and 195 pounds with 31 inch arms. 

His 4.52 second 40 yard dash time is slower than a lot of the other highly-project CBs, but good athleticism was seen on tape and at Washington's Pro Day, where Gordon had a 39 inch vertical jump, which would have ranked 3rd among CBs in Indianapolis.

What also sets him apart from others at the position in this draft is his physicality and desire to put his head down and stick someone.

"Tackling is a huge part of my game," Gordon said. "That's something that I love to do. I feel like there are some corners that get to chill and be on the side, but I feel like I'm the type of corner that wants to put my head down and come in. So being in that nickel position, having the opportunity to come down and be in the run fit is something I like to do."

Where exactly Gordon's best suited to line-up in the NFL is another question, with potential to kick inside as a nickel corner.

He is expected to be drafted in the later 1st to 2nd round.