Prospect

Photo of Lance Kendricks
Lance Kendricks (TE)
  • Height:
    6'3"
  • Weight:
    243 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    32 in.
  • Hand Size:
    9 5/8 in.
  • College:
    Wisconsin
  • Conference:
    Big Ten
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Selected by: St. Louis Rams
Round: 2
Pick (Overall): 15 (47)

Pick Analysis: Steve Spagnuolo adds arguably the most athletic tight end in the draft to his lineup. He is a legitimate vertical threat with the size and speed to stretch the defense. He also is a capable blocker with the strength to control defenders at the point. Although the Rams still need to add another receiver, Kendricks gives Sam Bradford a dynamic weapon to target over the middle.
Combine Stats
  • 40 Yard Dash4.75 sec
  • Vertical Jump34.5 inch
  • 3 Cone Drill6.94 sec
  • 60 Yard Shuttle11.9 sec
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Overview

Kendricks is an interesting prospect because the H-Back/Tight End hybrid has become a valuable commodity in today's NFL. He was very productive as a senior and he possesses the speed and athleticism to be a weapon down the seam at the next level. He will have to work on his ball skills and field awareness, but he appears to have a good work ethic. His size prevents him from being an in-line blocker, but he should be able to contribute as a situational receiving tight end in the spread. Overall, Kendricks looks to be a middle round pick.


Strengths

Kendricks is quick of the ball and gets a good outside release. He is athletic enough to separate from linebackers on underneath routes and has the top end speed to stretch the field down the seam. Runs good routes and finds soft spots in zone coverage. Fluid and slippery runner after the catch. Willing run blocker.

Weaknesses

Lacks prototypical size and bulk and rarely sustains blocks. Struggles to release off the line when engaged with a linebacker. Has inconsistent hands and drops too many catchable balls. Does not consistently secure the ball and at times will have alligator arms on crossing routes. Upright runner who will not break any tackles at the next level.

Grade

6.2

 

Video Playlist

  1. Rams take Lance Kendricks No. 47

    Published: April 29, 2011 at 07:40 p.m.

    2011 HOF Inductee Marshall Faulk announces Wisconsin TE Lance Kendricks as the Rams' selection with the 47th overall pick.

  2. 2011 combine workout: Lance Kendricks

    Published: March 9, 2011 at 08:35 p.m.

    Watch Wisconsin tight end Lance Kendricks compete at the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine.

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