I confess, I don’t like most Earthlings…but I do like Linebackers. Mainly because Linebackers don’t appear to think much of Earthlings either. Well, that is what I gather by the way they throw their bodies at other Earthlings. I believe Eric Kendricks hates Earthlings too! He must! He loves to hit them!
Kendricks is a 6’0, 230 lb linebacker from UCLA. In his Senior season at UCLA he pummeled so many Earthlings they gave him an award known as the Butkus award. Kendricks has strong bloodlines in football. His father was a running back for UCLA in the 70s and his brother Michael plays for the Eagles.
This versatile player is probably the most well rounded linebacker in the draft. He can stop the run, rush the passer and get in open space and cover guys. Some people might think he is a bit undersized but being light on his feet probably helps him in coverage. In the NFL these days, linebackers have to cover.
Kendricks’ is one of those high football IQ guys. Probably a result of being around football his whole life. When you watch him on tape, you can see how quickly he identifies the play and then destroys it. He was the undisputed leader of the UCLA defense that faced powerhouse offenses like Oregon.
Kendricks had over 100 tackles in each of the last three years at UCLA. He had 467 in his career with the Bruins. Add 8 sacks, 5 Interceptions, 3 forced fumbles and 3 fumble recoveries to that career stat line. That is why Kendricks is getting a reputation as the most versatile inside linebacker in this draft.
Kendricks reminds me of the Great Serpents of the Vcoiup Nebulas. Those snakes are born with great instincts. If they smell flesh, they latch on until you collapse. We used to stick them in each others pants when we got bored at work. Kendricks’ Alien Weapon of Destruction is a Great Serpent of the Vcoiup Nebulas.
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