Photo of Devon Kennard
Grade
5.1 ?
  • 4.70 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 23 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 30.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 113.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.25 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.32 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'3" Height
  • 33 3/8" Arm Length
  • 249LBS. Weight
  • 9 3/8" Hands

Overview

Played defensive end, middle linebacker and outside linebacker during college career. 2013: Second-team All-Pac-12 pick after starting all 14 games at outside linebacker and leading his team with nine sacks. 2012: Redshirted after suffering a torn pectoral muscle in July. 2011: Played in 12 games and started five at defensive end. 2010: Played in all 13 games and started the first eight at middle linebacker. fter the season he underwent surgery for torn cartilage in his hip. 2009: Played in 12 games and started five. High school. Played in only three games as a senior before tearing knee ligaments. His father, Derek, played for 11 seasons in the NFL as an offensive lineman for the Cardinals, Saints and Cowboys. He won Super Bowl XXX with the Cowboys.

Analysis

Strengths

Well-proportioned, muscular build. Generally plays on his feet. Can drop into short zones. Good tackler. Has played outside linebacker, middle linebacker and defensive end. Smart and tough. Team captain with outstanding intangibles, including leadership traits and a professional approach.

Weaknesses

Lacks ideal body length and has small hands. Average athletic ability. Dull get-off. Limited explosion and power. Needs to cultivate pass-rush moves. Does not provide enough resistance against the run. Still developing instincts.

Bottom Line

A well-put-together standup linebacker with NFL bloodlines, Kennard's intangibles outdistance his physical traits, as he lacks the juice to consistently heat up the edge in the pros.
-Nolan Nawrocki
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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