Biography: "Two-year starter awarded all-Conference and All-American honors as a senior. Totals last year included 43/663/5, after 29/356/3 as a junior."
Positives: "Natural pass-catching tight end who is best in motion. Quickly releases into pass routes, comes back to the ball, and offers the quarterback a big target. Displays good eye/hand coordination, makes the reception away from his frame, and displays soft, strong hands. Nicely makes the catch in stride, adjusting backwards to grab the errant throw. Effectively uses his frame, boxing out opponents to come away with the ball. Bends his knees, blocks with leverage, and gives effort."
Negatives: Displays minimal strength at the point of attack and has difficulty handling linebackers as a blocker. Mostly a one-speed tight end who does not consistently create mismatches in the secondary. Lacks great growth potential.
Analysis: "Kendricks is one of the better pass-catching tight ends in the nation, but he has size and athletic limitations. He could be a productive second tight end in a system that consistently puts him in motion or occasionally lines him up in the slot and reduces his blocking assignments. Likely to be over-drafted and selected much earlier than his talents warrant due to the poor crop of tight ends this year."
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