Kendricks has very good quickness, agility and balance.
He has very quick feet
Kendricks has very good change of direction ability.
He has good flexibility, able to turn hips
Kendricks has good coordination.
Pride / Quit
Kendricks is a very tough player, misses very few tackles.
His clutch play is good, making tackles on runners or covering in man late in games.
Has had good production against good competition.
Arguably the most consistent player on a team with good defensive players.
Kendricks appears to be a good team player, well liked by teammates.
He is a prideful player, the younger brother of a NFL linebacker, and shows great heart and no quit.
Learn / Retain
Kendricks is a smart player, with ability to learn and retain information quickly.
His instincts may be his strongest suit. Has a “nose” for the ball, always near the play.
Has great concentration.
STRENGTH / EXPLOSION
Kendricks is a bit undersized for NFL linebacker, at only 6 ft tall
He has been durable in college.
Plays with good explosion, sure tackling.
Very good play strength, plays stronger than his size.
GDE CATEGORY COMMENTS DESCRIPTION GAMES VIEWED COMBINE NOTES
READ AND REACT
Great read and reaction
UCLA vs Utah
UCLA vs Oregon
UCLA vs Stanford
225 REPS N/A
VERTICAL JUMP N/A
BROAD JUMP N/A
20 SHUTTLE N/A
60 SHUTTLE N/A
3 CONE N/A
Has been a tackling machine
Struggles shedding blocks
RUN AT HIM
Teams won’t run at him, as he rarely misses tackles
PURSIUT / RANGE
Great pursuit and range. Chases sideline to sideline.
Good closing burst
Needs improvement in zone
M / M COVERAGE
Good man coverage
ATH. ABILITY 8.0 INITIAL QUICK 8.2
PLAY STR. 8.5 COMPETES 8.4
PLAY SPEED 7.9
PASS RUSH ABIL.
Good pass rush ability
Few errors, most occur in zone coverage
Kendricks is a tackling machine with rare instincts. Quicker than fast, has great form and rarely misses a tackle. Has the ability to run sideline to sideline, and is good in man coverage.
He is undersized at only 6 ft tall. Struggles in zone coverage.
Kendricks is a highly instinctual player with the ability to play sideline to sideline. His lack of size is hidden by his strength and tackling form, players rarely break his tackles. He is good in man coverage but can struggle when asked to play zone coverage. He is a prideful player and is the younger brother of Mychael Kendricks (who plays LB for the Eagles). I see him as a 3rd to 5th round pick. I do believe he will be a productive starter for many years.
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