Wierd westy, but I don't think I ever even heard of Kendricks, and he was PAC 12 DPOY. Can't even remember if we played Cal this year? But he definitely played in the tougher of the two divisions and I trust guys that make plays when it comes down to it.
There is no point in ever bringing up Burfict's name again. Not only has he fallen out of the draft, I've heard that more than half the teams wouldn't even consider signing him. He got worse from the combine to the pro day. But I guarantee you the Ravens sign him as an undrafted FA.
This is basically my angle for keeping tabs on him/having interest in him. He isn't flawless by any means, but he has absolutely proven that he can play 3 downs in a 3-4 and more than hold his own. It may take him a season or so to be able to grasp LeBeau's defense, but that goes for almost anyone they'd take....he is an everydown backer.
In the interim he'd probably be at least able to contribute in nickle situations and be a beast on STs. Guy looks like he's shot out of a cannon in any video I've been able to find of him/what little(very little) I actually got to see him in an actual game.
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Another Lb of interest that Steelnut mentioned is Bobby Wagner of Utah State. He was unable to participate in the combine due to pneumonia. He was the D MVP in the Senior Bowl and has similar physical attributes to Kendricks with same speed etc. Can play inside and out, at his pro day his long jump would have been second only to WR Hill's at the combine. His 40 was around Kendrick's time with same vertical as well. He's listed at 6' 235. Great stat history at Utah State. Looks like someone of interest in rd 2.
Wagner ran a 4.46 and 4.47 at 6' and 241lbs.........sounds like James Farrior to me.
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From what I've read and seen Wagner is definitely for real, but he's projected to go as high as Giants pick at 32, but likely won't fall below mid-2nd. If we go other than ILB in Rd 1 could be interesting to see if either Wagner or Kendricks are there in 2nd.
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