Houston Texans Draft Focus: Inside Linebacker

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Jan 2, 2015; San Antonio, TX, USA; UCLA Bruins linebacker Eric Kendricks (6) sacks Kansas State Wildcats quarterback Jake Waters (15) during the first half of the 2015 Alamo Bowl at Alamodome. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

Eric Kendricks – UCLA

Height: 6’0     Weight: 232

2014: 149 tackles, 11.5 TFL, 4 sacks, 3 INT, 1 FF

Eric Kendricks is widely regarded as the best inside linebacker in the draft, although some predict that he could also play as an outside linebacker. He was highly productive during his time at UCLA, putting up crazy numbers. He is a fantastic run defender who can go from sideline to sideline, and seems to be good in pass defense. He also has decent agility, and seems to have all the traits you look for in and ILB. He also has fantastic character, and would be a great addition to the Texans’ locker room.

Draft Grade: Low Round 1

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