Name: Drew Kendall
High school: Dedham (MA) Noble and Greenough
Weight: 255 lbs.
Position: Offensive guard
Offers: Boston College, Duke, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina State, Penn State, Stanford, Syracuse, UMass, Virginia, West Virginia
Notes: ESPN 4-star, #13 OG, #256 overall…Rivals 4-star, #4 OG, #65 overall, #1 in MA…247 Sports 4-star, #12 OG, #154 overall, #1 in MA…Teammate of Michigan linebacker commit Casey Phinney…Son of former Boston College offensive guard Pete Kendall, who was a 1st round pick of the Seattle Seahawks in 1996…Pete played 13 years total with the Seahawks, Cardinals, Jets, and Redskins
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Strengths: Well coached offensive lineman…Good stance…Keeps hands ready to strike…Quick initial step…Shows ability to get out front and stay out front when pulling…Keeps hands inside frame of body…Shows good punch in pass protection…Keeps wide base…Drives feet through the play…Plays through whistle…Maintains power angles and finishes blocks…Puts opponents on the ground regularly…Active hands…Uses drag hand well…Shows excellent field awareness
Weaknesses: Lacking ideal bulk to play from day one in college
Overall: This probably comes as no surprise, because I’ve been beating this drum for a while, but Kendall is an excellent player. He might be undersized, as I’ve seen him listed at 6’3″ in addition to 6’4″. But as long as he can put on enough bulk to get close to 300 pounds in college, he should be fine in that respect.
Projection: Power Five conference multi-year starter. His NFL upside may be limited by a lack of size/bulk, but he can be a very good college player.
Reminds me of: David Molk. Molk was a center, which could be a possibility for Kendall, but he was an undersized guy who won with quickness and tenacity. He won the Rimington Award (best collegiate center) but wasn’t picked until the 7th round in 2012, probably because he was only 6’1″.
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