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Derrick Kindred

#26 Derrick Kindred

DRAFT CLASS:  SR/2016

POSITION:  Strong Safety (SS)

SCHOOL:  TCU

HEIGHT:  5-10    

WEIGHT:  207

40 Time:  4.46

STRENGTHS

  • Kindred is a true in-the-box starting SS type at the next level…who excels at providing a physical presence any defense would look for
  • He is a classic between the hashes attacker of the ball…who consistently looks to initiate first contact on opponents, and providing sideline to sideline pursuit to the ball
  • He possesses the ideal body structure for the aggressive physical style of play projecting forward to the next level…and with the athletic range to be effective in all facets of the game
  • His physical makeup & play on the field is very similar to current NFL/Pro Bowl/SS “T.J. Ward“…which both of them bring a heavy dose of physicality and an intimidating presence from the defensive backfield
  • Though he excels most in the physicality area of the game…an area of his game that goes under appreciated is his ability to cover a good area of ground along the field of play…where if needed can perform above average at the next level if utilized as a starting FS at next level

 

 

 

WEAKNESSES

  • Lacks ideal size
  • History of injury during collegiate career

 

 

 

PROJECTED ROUND

6th Round — 7th Round

 

 

 

MY VALUE BOARD

4th Round (Top)

 

 

SUMMARY

  • If what you are looking for in your back4 on the defensive side of the ball is an enforcer who specializes defending the run, and who instantly establishes himself as a physical presence tempo setter versus opponents, then Kindred is your man!
  • Can envision Kindred as an integral leader on a championship style defense!…and for where he is projected to go he will be a draft day steal for some NFL team!

 

Profile by: (Ken Becks) @1stDown_Scout

 

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