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Scouting Report: Brandon Kennedy
Name: Brandon Kennedy School: North Texas State Year: 4Sr Ht: 5-10 Wt: 335 40: 5.17 Pos: DT Bio: Two time Sun Belt Player of the Year and brother to former Arkansas safety Kenoy Kennedy, now with the Denver Broncos. Totaled 66 tackles as a senior, leading the team with 17 tackles for loss and tying for the lead with 6 sacks. Junior totals were 76/24/10. All-Big West performer as both a sophomore when he posted 38/6/1 and red-shirt freshman when he played seven games with the first team and totaled 33/10/1. Pos: High revving, productive collegian who lacks the pure height for the next level. Explodes off the snap with a great first step, plays with excellent pad level and gets leverage on opponents, pushing them up the field. Quick through the open gaps of the line, bears down on the ball carrier with a great burst of closing speed and redirects to the action well. Goes hard sideline-to-sideline, can twist or stunt and displays speed to the flanks. Explosion off the ball and overall quickness gives him the upper hand and causes problems for blockers trying to stop him. Terrific technique with his hands, tenacious and keeps coming, working to get off blocks to make the play. Also, displays the skill to drop off the line and play in space. Neg: Short and engulfed at the line by large opponents. Physically strong yet still gets wired in blocks once engaged at the point. Analysis: On film Kennedy really stands out and would seem to be a terrific prospect for the next level. But factoring in he barely touches the tape measure at 5'10" one must severely downgrade him. The type of prospect that is very similar to Joe Klecko; will be discarded and not recognized because of his lack of height, yet a competitor that will somehow find a way to do it at the next level.
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