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Draft Scout *Joe Kruger News
08/31/13 - DE Joe Kruger (shoulder) was placed on reserve/injured by the Eagles Friday.
04/28/13 - A closer look at the Eagles' picks: 7/212 - Joe Kruger, DE/OLB, 6-6, 269, Utah...Kruger played on the same defensive line at Utah with first-round pick Star Lotulelei. With the Eagles switching to a 3-4, they could use Kruger as both a five-technique end and a stand-up edge rusher. - The Sports Xchange
04/24/13 - 2013 NFL DRAFT RANG'S GANG: DE: Joe Kruger, Utah, 6-6, 269, 4.81...Considering that he played alongside Star Lotulelei, it is easy to understand why Kruger hasn't received more attention. Furthermore, he's often been cast off as the younger brother of former Baltimore Raven and new Cleveland Browns' outside linebacker Paul Kruger. A passionate player who possesses a very intriguing skill-set of powerful long arms (34 3/8), surprising get-off and good overall athleticism, Joe, like his older brother, could surprise at the next level. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
03/28/13 - 2013 Utah Pro Day: Joe Kruger, DE (6-6 3/8, 261) - Kruger - the younger brother of Paul Kruger, who was a member of the Super Bowl XLVII-champion Baltimore Ravens and just signed a lucrative free-agent contract with the Cleveland Browns - stood on all of his numbers from the combine. Kruger looked very good in the positional workouts. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com
01/02/13 - It was expected Utah defensive end Joe Kruger would follow his older brother Paul into the NFL given his talent. Apparently he wants to make that move sooner rather than later. The junior announced Wednesday he will enter the 2013 NFL draft. The 6-foot-7, 280-pound defensive end played in 37 of 38 games from 2010-12 with 14 starts. He finished the 2012 season with 30 tackles, including eight tackles for a loss and a team-high six sacks in 11 games.
"I am releasing this statement after much prayer, consideration and evaluation with my family in announcing that I have decided to forgo my final year of eligibility and enter the 2013 draft," he said in a statement. "These past three years, I have been honored to be a part of a very special group of teammates and coaches at the University of Utah. I have cherished what has been an amazing college experience."
Joe’s older brother Paul plays for the Baltimore Ravens while older brother Dave finished his career in 2012, logging 30 tackles at tackle. - Lya Wodraska, The Salt Lake Tribune