NFL Draft Profile: UCLA ILB Eric Kendricks


As part of our coverage leading up to the 2015 NFL Draft we will provide profiles of 200 prospects, including what the scouts around the league are saying and video interviews with each player.

Eric Kendricks (ILB), UCLA

6’0” | 232 lbs.

2014 stats:

149 tackles, 11.5 TFL, 4 sacks, 3 INT, FF


2nd round, No. 45 overall (Minnesota Vikings)

What scouts are saying:

"Kendricks is an intelligent leader with high football character. Scouts don't see the same explosiveness in Eric as they see in his brother Mychal (Eagles LB), but they do see the same level of production and desire. Eric Kendricks plays with plus instincts against the run and pass. He has the athleticism and demeanor to be an impactful, productive outside linebacker in a 4-3 for years to come." - Lance Zierlein,

"Like big brother Mychal (Eagles), Eric is instinctive, aggressive and a more explosive hitter than his frame suggests. Closes quickly and with force. Light on his feet. Has good agility, flexibility and balance, especially as a pass rusher. Has the quickness and fluidity to be effective in coverage." - Dane Brugler & Rob Rang,

Video analysis provided by NBC Sports and Rotoworld NFL Draft expert Josh Norris.

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