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NFL Draft > 2010 Prospects > OLB > Sergio Kindle

Sergio Kindle Scouting Report

Position: OLB
Conference: Big12
School: Texas Longhorns
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #2
Height & Weight: 6'4 - 255 lbs.
Drafted 2.11 in 2010 by BAL

2010 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash4.71
Bench press25
Vertical jump36.5
Broad jump9'10

2010 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:
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Sergio Kindle, OLB, Texas

Sergio Kindle was slowed down by injuries during his freshman and sophomore campaigns with Texas, but by the time he was a junior, the 6-4 linebacker was finally living up to expectations. He started 11 games in 2008 and tallied 53 tackles, 10.0 sacks, 14.0 tackles-for-loss and even recovered two fumbles. He might not put up numbers like that during his senior season (especially in the sacks category), but he has become a leader on the field and is still a menace to every opposing quarterback in the Big 12. Kindle is not just an outside linebacker though, he has played quite a bit at defensive end for the Longhorns; that versatility will make him fit into any NFL team. He can beef up his 255 pound frame a little bit and play on the end in a 4-3 scheme or he can be a pass rushing outside linebacker in a 3-4 defense. He certainly has the size, speed and skills to do just about anything. NFL scouts will love his versatility and he should grade out pretty well at the NFL Combine. His sack numbers in 2009 are way down so far and that may scare off a few teams, but Kindle is doing exactly what Texas needs him to do. The Longhorns have other players who will get to the quarterback and the fact that Kindle has 18 quarterback hurries goes to show that he is getting really close to putting up more eye popping numbers. 2/15 Update: Kindle's stock went through the roof during the BCS National Championship game. Kindle was second on the team with eight tackles in a losing effort against the Crimson Tide. However, it was not the number of tackles that was special, it was the way in which he got them. Kindle tallied four tackles-for-loss and 2.5 sacks during the game. That has catapulted him into late first round territory and he should be one of first outside linebackers taken. The fact that he can play in a 3-4 or a 4-3 makes him even more valuable. 4/7 Update: There seems to be an attempt to find a reason why Kindle should not be a first round selection, but he keeps putting up great numbers and impressing scouts throughout the entire process leading up to the draft. He is a tough player who can fit into any defensive scheme. He has the speed to be an outside linebacker in a 3-4 defense and the strength -- although he would have to put on some more weight -- to be an end in a 4-3 scheme. Either way he would be a viable asset to any team and he should be off the board by the end of the first round. Otherwise, somebody will get a steal in the second round.

Last Updated Apr-07-2010 by Joel Welser

2 Comments | Add Yours
Prediction: 1st Round

Definately a 1st round athelete! Makes plays downhill better than most. 2nd best LB in the draft. I think he could be a better pro than McClain. Only time will tell.

Posted by:
B atch 02/15/10 11:18 PM
Prediction: 1st Round

This guy was a superstar at RB in High School and has been getting better every year at LB
He will be great on special teams and OLB in a 3-4.

Posted by:
jlaw48 04/12/10 06:14 PM

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