Data Scout Notes: 2014: (+) Coming off 2014 Hamstring INJ...ButkusWinner/2ndC...PLombardi/PButkus/PNagurski/PBednarik/PLott/DS#3PSTeamProspect-RRang...2013: (+) Coming off 12-20-13 Ankle Surgery/10-19-13 Kidney INJ...HMC...PButkus/PNagurski/PBednarik/PLott/TSX-PTW...2012: HMC...2012 TSX Preseason Breakout Star
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Draft Scout Eric Kendricks News
02/21/15 - Five takeaways from Friday's DL/LB NFL Combine media session: 5. UCLA LB Eric Kendricks...Philadelphia is the city of brotherly love. But there will be a healthy competition at linebacker if the Eagles draft UCLA LB Eric Kendricks, the younger brother of Philadelphia LB Mychal Kendricks. “We're 17 months apart, so we fought all the time,” Kendricks said about his older brother. “We competed in everything including getting to the remote for the television. Competition is in my blood.”
Kendricks mentioned that he and his brother bring a lot of unique characteristics to the game that most others don't, including “flexibility, speed and the collision at the point of attack.” An area of his game that he needs to improve is blitzing, something he admittedly hasn't done much. Nonetheless, Kendricks isn't worried about being stuck in Mychal's shadow. “I've already created my own legacy. I'm Eric Kendricks. I'll always be my brother's little brother. I'm going to keep getting questions (about Mychal) and I don't mind them at all. I think he's a great football player. I love to talk about him.” For comparisons sake, Mychal, who was drafted in the second round (46th overall) by the Eagles in the 2012 NFL Draft, had a head-turning Combine performance three years ago: 4.44 40-yard dash, 39.5-inch vertical and 24 reps on the bench press. His younger brother gets his chance to match or beat those marks on Sunday. Like Eric said, competition is in the Kendricks' blood. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
02/17/15 - 2015 DRAFT SCOUT PRE-COMBINE TOP 64 DRAFT PROSPECTS: 48/1. Eric Kendricks, ILB, UCLA, 6-0, 230, 4.68, 2...An all around athlete at Fresno High (California), where he played linebacker, quarterback, running back, kicker and punter, Kendricks is the top rated inside linebacker in this draft after a consistently productive college career. Kendricks capped off his spectacular stay at UCLA by earning the Butkus Award and Lott IMPACT Trophy in 2014 when he led the country with 101 solo tackles among 149 total stops despite a nagging hamstring problem. Making an argument for nature over nurture, Eric again shows off the Kendricks genetics previously exhibited by brother Mychal, a former Cal linebacker now with the Philadelphia Eagles, and their father, Marvin, a star running back at UCLA who played in the CFL. Like Mychal, Eric has that rare read-and-react instinct necessary to be a great inside linebacker. Eric may be the most aggressive player in the family, yet the traits that may make him one of the best in the NFL are the fluid athleticism and quickness that allow him to be in position to make all those plays. - Frank Cooney, The Sports Xchange
12/10/14 - 2014 BUTKUS AWARD WINNER: Eric Kendricks Wins the 30th Collegiate Butkus Award...UCLA's Eric Kendricks was named the top linebacker in collegiate football...The 30th annual collegiate Butkus Award® honoring the nation’s best collegiate linebacker was presented today to Eric Kendricks, a senior at UCLA. The award was presented at a surprise event before coaches, players and family on the UCLA campus and featured an appearance by the Award’s namesake, Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker Dick Butkus, and his son Matt.
UCLA's Kendricks very narrowly edged the University of Miami's senior standout Denzel Perryman, a returning semi-finalist. They were followed closely by Notre Dame sophomore Jaylon Smith and University of Washington senior Hao'oli Kikaha in what was a four-man race until the end. Arizona's Scooby Wright led the pack in write-in votes and finished fifth, alongside Michigan's Jake Ryan.Other recipients to receive write-in votes included Mississippi State's Benardrick McKinney, Clemson's Stephone Anthony, TCU's Paul Dawson, UCLA's Myles Jack, Penn State's Mike Hull, Tennessee's AJ Johnson and Nevada's Zach Vigil. - UCLA football
10/13/14 - SEPT 1 PAC-12 DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: UCLA linebacker Eric Kendricks, a senior from Fresno, Calif., totaled a game-high 16 tackles, one shy of his career high in UCLA's 28-20 win at Virginia. He added a forced fumble which led to a 75-yard scoring return for a touchdown and, on Virginia's next possession, an interception which he returned 37-yards for a touchdown and resulted in the Bruins taking a 21-3 lead. The turnovers were part of a three turnover-returns second quarter which produced a trio of touchdowns for the first time at UCLA since a 1986 game at Oregon State. Kendricks, who was very active in the first half, recorded seven of his tackles in that second quarter. In the second half, two of his stops came on Virginia third down plays. Also nominated for Defensive Player of the Week: Scooby Wright, LB, ARIZ; Jalen Jefferson, LB, CAL; Erick Dargan, S, ORE; Tyrequek Zimmerman, S, OSU; Wayne Lyons, CB, STAN; Leonard Williams, DE, USC; Nate Orchard, DE, UTAH. - Pac-12 football
08/06/14 - 2014 PRESEASON BUTKUS AWARD WATCH LIST: Eric Kendricks, UCLA...Kendricks topped the team in tackles for the second straight season with 106 stops in 2013 and ranks tied for eighth on the all-time school list in the category. His per game average of 8.8 tackles was third-best in the Pac-12 Conference. He was the first Bruin player to record back-to-back 100-tackle seasons since 1988-1989 (Craig Davis). His 2012 season total of 150 tackles was the most by a Bruin player since Jerry Robinson registered a school-record total of 161 stops in the 1978 campaign. - UCLA football