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Old 04-09-2012   #41
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Cal LB Mychal Kendricks will visit with the Texans this week.

http://profootball.scout.com/a.z?s=1...=5983451&fhn=1
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Cal LB Mychal Kendricks will visit with the Texans this week.

http://profootball.scout.com/a.z?s=1...=5983451&fhn=1
YES! I know BL does not like the guy, but in my opinion Kendricks is an ideal 3-4 ILB. My target for 2nd round.
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Kinda surprising for us to be bringing in a top round guy for a visit. We normally bring in UDFA and late rounders.
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Kinda surprising for us to be bringing in a top round guy for a visit. We normally bring in UDFA and late rounders.
As I have been told, the knock on Kendricks is intelligence- apparently his interviews at the combine did not go so well.

This tells me that the Texans like him as a player, and want some more time with the kid to see if he has enough between the ears to be effective in the NFL.
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YES! I know BL does not like the guy, but in my opinion Kendricks is an ideal 3-4 ILB. My target for 2nd round.
Your not worried about his lack of size at 5'11" and 239 lbs., how's he going to stand up to the pounding from blocking FB and OG?
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Your not worried about his lack of size at 5'11" and 239 lbs., how's he going to stand up to the pounding from blocking FB and OG?
Nope. At 5'11", 240 lbs is a lot of muscle mass. He is short, but I do not think he is small. He has good upper body strength, and a lot of explosive power in his legs and core. I have no concerns about his size.
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Your not worried about his lack of size at 5'11" and 239 lbs., how's he going to stand up to the pounding from blocking FB and OG?
He looks plenty strong to me.



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40-yard dash (4.47), vertical jump (39.5) and broad jump (10-7). He tied for fifth overall at the combine in both the vertical and broad jump. He also had a time of 4.19 in the 20-yard shuttle, the fifth fastest for linebackers.
Quick enough to stay with Tight Ends and slot receivers as well, so he may be a 3-down LB in our system. He might make a good RB too if that whole linebacker thing doesn't work out...
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Quick enough to stay with Tight Ends and slot receivers as well, so he may be a 3-down LB in our system. He might make a good RB too if that whole linebacker thing doesn't work out...
I read his Dad was a pretty solid RB for UCLA.
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I read his Dad was a pretty solid RB for UCLA.
Sounds about right. With his size and speed he seems like he would make a good every down back.
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Sounds about right. With his size and speed he seems like he would make a good every down back.
Haha, I was thinking if ILB did not work out he could make a decent FB. Dont need to be too smart for that.
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I had us trading down out of the first and taking Kendricks in my latest mock before I read this.

I think he'd be the perfect compliment to Cushing. Strong, fast, explosive and he could also play special teams sometimes.
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I had us trading down out of the first and taking Kendricks in my latest mock before I read this.

I think he'd be the perfect compliment to Cushing. Strong, fast, explosive and he could also play special teams sometimes.
He also has a history of playing OLB. Dude is talented and versatile. I would love to see him in a Texans uni.
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Nope. At 5'11", 240 lbs is a lot of muscle mass. He is short, but I do not think he is small. He has good upper body strength, and a lot of explosive power in his legs and core. I have no concerns about his size.
I don't have a dog in this fight and it's prolly apples to plums but IIRC #34 THE GREAT was 5'11" and 220ish. He seemed to do OK.
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Quick enough to stay with Tight Ends and slot receivers as well, so he may be a 3-down LB in our system. He might make a good RB too if that whole linebacker thing doesn't work out...
Shorter than ideal with limited measureables and is too easily engulfed by blockers near the line of scrimmage. Needs to anchor better at the point of attack and was too often knocked backwards or off his feet. More of a straight-line athlete with some stiffness in his hips, lacking the smooth change of direction ability to quickly redirect. Slips off too many ballcarriers and needs to complete tackles -- will go for the big hit too often instead of consistently wrapping up. Has some durability concerns after a shoulder and thumb injury hampered him in 2011 -- wore a cast on his left hand for part of his senior season. Has some minor character concerns after he was suspended for parts of two different games for separate violations of team rules.
http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/players/1692733
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Your not worried about his lack of size at 5'11" and 239 lbs., how's he going to stand up to the pounding from blocking FB and OG?

Some feel, because of that, he would better make a beast of a SS.
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I don't have a dog in this fight and it's prolly apples to plums but IIRC #34 THE GREAT was 5'11" and 220ish. He seemed to do OK.
Earl Campbell in college was 220ish but 232 NFL.
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Earl Campbell in college was 220ish but 232 NFL.
Earl was RB not a LB and in the 70's your D-linemen were in the 270 lbs. range, not 320-350 lbs. range. Different era entirely. Today's NFL isn't even close to what we grew up watching.

CND, we're not looking for that type of SS, we got rid of Pollard because of his lack of coverage skills. The NFL has become a passing league thus the reason we converted a CB to SS, because of his coverage skills.

Dutchrudder, he might look strong in pictures but so do the 320 lbs. OG's that will steamroll him. We've already got Sharpton who's the same size as Kendricks and this is a big boy league.

JMO, but Kendricks is just to small to play ILB in a 3-4 where he'll routinely take on FB's and OG's. I just don't see him withstanding a season long pounding at his size.
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Shorter than ideal with limited measureables and is too easily engulfed by blockers near the line of scrimmage. Needs to anchor better at the point of attack and was too often knocked backwards or off his feet. More of a straight-line athlete with some stiffness in his hips, lacking the smooth change of direction ability to quickly redirect. Slips off too many ballcarriers and needs to complete tackles -- will go for the big hit too often instead of consistently wrapping up. Has some durability concerns after a shoulder and thumb injury hampered him in 2011 -- wore a cast on his left hand for part of his senior season. Has some minor character concerns after he was suspended for parts of two different games for separate violations of team rules.
http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/players/1692733
Good find BB.
If he's getting knocked down or engulfed by college level O-linemen, then he'll get killed in the NFL.

2nd part sounds like a poor tackler. Granted that can be fixed but overall he sounds like a late round pick that makes the practice squad, maybe, and I'm looking for potential starters in the 2nd round.
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I don't know if the Texans have met with him, but I'd be real happy with this guy in rd 2 as an ILB:

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Good find BB.
If he's getting knocked down or engulfed by college level O-linemen, then he'll get killed in the NFL.

2nd part sounds like a poor tackler. Granted that can be fixed but overall he sounds like a late round pick that makes the practice squad, maybe, and I'm looking for potential starters in the 2nd round.
Maybe someone should tell that to the texans as they are the ones meeting with him.

I can't see them going through the trouble if the didn't have genuine interest.

He is good in pass coverage as a lb, has great speed and he is a thumper. He's not rated as a second round prospect for no reason.

Does he have flaws? Sure. But make no mistake about it, he is a good player.
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