Originally posted by 9er2631:
the player that jumped off the screen for me was #2 for Texas, Kindle. Amazing speed for a guy his size. He is a freak. I like Julio Jones too but he didn't do much in that game because they didn't throw at all.
I think Kindle has a chance to be a great 3-4 OLB in the NFL. From a numbers standpoint, some guys don't really break out in college for whatever reason...they have all the tools, but they just don't put up the big stats year after year. If Kindle gets with the right team and they coach him up and use his skills properly, he could be a monster pass rusher off the edge.
If, however, he gets with a team that just throws him in the fire and expects him to produce immediately, he'll really struggle and might eventually flame out. He has a real unique skill-set, but it's obvious that he's very raw and doesn't play with a lot of technique. IMO, he just seems to be one of those guys that needs patience and a good structure around him to really reach his full potential (see Ahmad Brooks).
[ Edited by GoFD74 on Jan 8, 2010 at 10:42:35 ]