Josh Kaddu Scouting Report

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Josh Kaddu Scouting Report

Position: OLB
Conference: Pac12
School: Oregon Ducks
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #56
Height & Weight: 6'3 - 235 lbs.
Draft Prediction: Fifth Round
Drafted 5.20 in 2012 by MIA

2012 NFL Combine Results
Bench press20
Vertical jump34.0
Broad jump9'11

2012 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Josh Kaddu, OLB, Oregon

Josh Kaddu is an athletic linebacker prospect with a high ceiling, yet currently insufficient skill set that will take time to groom at the next level. He shows a nice burst going after the ball and doesn't shy away from laying the wood. His long arms really wrap well against the ball-carrier. He also does well to drive through and bring him down to the ground. Kaddu is at his best playing downhill and aggressively, although he sometimes bites off more than he can chew, which causes over-pursuit at times.

He can play standing up off the edge, but is not yet a great pass rusher. He needs to improve his ability to play with a good pad level and stay under his opponent when being blocked. He could afford to bulk up and still has room on his frame to grow another 10 pounds of muscle. In coverage, he's not ready yet. Still falls back on his athleticism to run around the field and doesn't take great pursuit angles. He can play cleanly through his hips, but he often opens them up and takes himself out of position.

In order to take the next step, he needs to use his hands better to disengage from blockers in his pass rush. As for his coverage problems, it is a matter of better understanding the game and understanding his role in the defense, rather than playing like he's the only man on the field.

Last Updated Jan-30-2012 by Matt De Lima

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