Scout.com is reporting that University of California linebacker Mychal Kendricks has a pre draft visit scheduled this week with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Kendricks reportedly has visits lined up this week with the Houston Texans, St. Louis Rams, Baltimore Ravens and the Atlanta Falcons in addition.
Kendricks measured in at the NFL combine at 5111 and weighed 239 pounds. He has 31 5/8 arms to go along with a 9 3/8 hand size. He ran an unofficial 40 time of 4.47 seconds to go along with a short shuttle time of 4.19 seconds. he benched 225 pounds 24 times and posted a vertical jump of 39 1/2 to go along with a 10\’7″ broad jump.
Kendricks is a compact middle linebacker who is slated to be drafted sometime in round two. He was a three year starter at Cal where he recorded 258 tackles, 13 1/2 sacks, 7 fumble recoveries, 4 interceptions and 5 pass deflections. He is considered a high motor, high character prospect and likely best suited to play the BUCK role in a 3-4 defense at the next level. Kendricks has shown above average ability to drop into coverage on passing downs, which should allow him to develop into a three down linebacker at the next level.
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