The Philadelphia Eagles have been busy in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft, as they have already made their first of two second-round selection Friday. At No. 46 overall, the Eagles took outside linebacker Mychal Kendricks from California, a versatile linebacker who have moved up the draft broads a bit.
When it comes to athleticism Kendricks is tops among all linebacker prospects, as he earned top honors at the NFL Combine in the 40-yard dash (4.41 seconds) and vertical jump. Kendricks was named the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year, and is one of the favorites of NFL Network's Draft Expert Mike Mayock.
"I thought he was one of the most productive and active linebackers in college football," said Mayock after the Eagles selection. "He's instinctive, he can run, and I think he fits what the Eagles do. They have DeMeco Ryans inside. I wouldn't be surprised to see Kendricks outside."
The knock on Kendricks is his size (5-foot-11, 241 pounds) and strength (only 24 bench-press reps at the Combine).
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