Written by Joe Marino on March 30, 2015
First Round Grades
1. Eric Kendricks, UCLA – With sideline-to-sideline range, Kendricks can make an impact anywhere on the field and his pursuit of the football is relentless. A balanced contributor against the run and the pass, Kendricks can play every down but is best suited to function in a 4-3 scheme. His awareness in pass coverage is outstanding and he competes at the catch point like a defensive back. His coverage instincts, fluidity, athleticism and change-of-direction skills are high-level. Kendricks is a secure, wrap-up tackler who attacks ballcarriers low and rarely misses opportunities to bring people down. He closes windows well and has great instincts while attacking the line of scrimmage downhill or pursuing plays laterally. He fights through blocks and plays physically and aggressive. The only concern is his lack of size.
Second Round Grades
2. Stephone Anthony, Clemson – Checks every box: size, athletic ability and outstanding (read more…)