PICK NO. You can like The Game Haus on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for more sports and esports articles from great TGH writers! They think you're a good player, and that's an honor, but they think somebody else is a good player, too. [16][17][18], –Tom Coughlin [53], On March 21, 2020, Kennard signed a three–year contract with the Arizona Cardinals. Wherever Kennard does end up playing the majority of his snaps, he will be a key cog in the defense's success. [33][34] Head coach Tom Coughlin named Kennard the starting strongside linebacker to begin the regular season, alongside J.T. With Todd Gurley gone, a running back was a must in this draft. Knowing that potential and knowing the draft order through No. The team's first pick was used on running back Cam Akers in the second round. Texas A&M senior guard Jared Hocker announced Thursday via Twitter that he will enter the NFL draft instead of returning to school for an extra season. Appearing in 12 games and starting in five, he had 34 tackles, including 2 for losses, plus 3 deflections, 1 fumble recovery and 1 forced fumble. [43] In Week 5, he collected a season-high seven combined tackles during a 23–16 loss at the Green Bay Packers. [42] Head coach Ben McAdoo as named him the starting strongside linebacker, alongside Jonathan Casillas and starting middle linebacker Kelvin Sheppard. One of the more consistent pass rushers in college football over the last few years is DeAngelo Malone. 5: QB TUA TAGOVAILOA, MIAMI DOLPHINS 2020 overall grade: 62.3. He finished his rookie season in 2014 with 43 combined tackles (35 solo), 4.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, and a pass deflection in 12 games and six starts. Georgia State has utilized McCoy ever since he was a freshman. The New York Jets, New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles are all more likely to earn top-12 picks in the 2021 NFL Draft than they are to making the postseason at this point. On December 12, 2013, it was announced that Kennard had accepted his invitation to play in the East-West Shrine Game. Remaining players have about a week to make a decision on their NFL future. Thomas and starting middle linebacker Jon Beason. Buddy Johnson declares for NFL draft after helping lead Texas A&M defense ... Key A&M seniors yet to announce their intentions include cornerback Myles Jones and Clemons. 1 defensive prospect by a CSTV analyst, and the top defensive end by ESPN.com. This season, Kincade has 80 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss and seven passes defended as one of the best defensive players on his team. He then was moved to strongside linebacker. Since that point he has been a great offensive lineman for Georgia State. "The draft for the Rams this year was about getting pieces to help fix their offense. In week 12 against the Washington Redskins, Kennard recorded a strip sack on Dwayne Haskins which was recovered by teammate Tavon Wilson in the 19–16 loss. Devon Key is a 6-1, 185-pound Safety from Lexington, KY. summary. Devon Bibbens: It was great to get an opportunity to play in front of scouts. He played multiple positions. LB Trajan Stephens-McQueen (UFA), S Cedric Stove (UFA) Make sure to check out our brand new NFL Draft … I am a passionate sports fan who tries to follow just about every sport there is. Alex Khvatov: How would you describe your overall experience at the FCS Bowl in Daytona Beach, FL? The New York Islanders have traded defenseman Devon Toews to the Colorado Avalanche for a pair of second-round picks, the team announced Monday. [41], Kennard entered training camp slated as a starting outside linebacker. [12] Kennard attended the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis and completed all of the combine and positional drills. [44] Kennard recorded 61 combined tackles (40 solo), one sack, one pass defensed, and a forced fumble in 16 games and nine starts. Indianapolis made one of the bigger splashes of the offseason when it traded the 13th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft for Buckner, one of the better young interior Projected Draft Range: Undrafted Free Agent. [35], In Week 2, he collected a season-high ten combined tackles (seven solo) and deflected a pass during a 24–20 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. (On drafting Devon Kennard), On May 19, 2014, the New York Giants signed Kennard to a four-year, $2.36 million contract that includes a signing bonus of $144,560. [51] [47] He was selected to be one of USC's representatives at the 2011 APPLE (Athletic Prevention Programming and Leadership Education) Conference in Austin, Tex., designed to promote student-athlete health and wellness. Other Draft Prospects. [1], In Desert Vista's 21–20 victory over Chandler High School, Kennard suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, causing him to miss the rest of the football season. [25] On November 30, 2014, Kennard recorded three combined tackles and a season-high two sacks during a 25–24 loss at the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 13. With numerous top-end quarterbacks and wide receivers at the top of the 2021 NFL Draft, the New York Jets have a decision to make with the No. [27] Kennard was inactive in the Giants' Week 17 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles after sustaining a toe the previous week. They still have both Toney and Jayson Oweh as their top defensive stars. [40] On January 14, 2016, the New York Giants promoted offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo to head coach. Sophomore Kansas guard Devon Dotson declared for the NBA Draft on Monday. Devon Kennard (born June 24, 1991) is an American football linebacker for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL). 1 defensive end Devon Kennard, "Cal's Davis wasn't letting go of the Axe for anyone", "Devon Kennard Accepts Invitation to East-West Shrine Game", "Devon Kennard, DS #17 OLB, Southern California", "New York Giants draft LB Devon Kennard in fifth round", "New York Giants Sign Odell Beckham Jr., Weston Richburg, Devon Kennard & Bennett Jackson", "Giants liked Devon Kennard's football acumen during pre-draft visit", "Next behind Jon Beason? What is the Teamfight Tactics 2021 Patch Schedule? Now as a junior, he has amassed 131 catches for 1,611 yards and nine touchdowns over his career with the Panthers. Devon Kennard (born June 24, 1991) is an American football linebacker for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL). Kennard was inactive for the next three games (Weeks 2–4) due to a hamstring injury. Slay was traded for a third- and fifth-round NFL draft pick, ... DT Jordan Phillips, OLB Devon Kennard, LB De’Vondre Campbell Key losses: RB David Johnson (traded), DE Rodney Gunter My name is Damond Talbot, I have worked extremely hard to help hundreds of small school players over the past several years, and will continue my mission. He made the All-Pac-12 Defensive Team and was named a Lott Trophy Finalist. As a sophomore in 2006, Kennard recorded 81 tackles and seven quarterback sacks. [29][30], On January 7, 2015, the New York Giants fired defensive coordinator Perry Fewell after the defense ranked 29th in the league in 2015. [38] Kennard finished the season with 58 combined tackles (37 solo), four pass deflections, and one interception in nine games and nine starts. For the 2020 season, he has registered 10.5 tackles for loss and six sacks. Bowl scheduling allows all eyes to be on each game. [20], Throughout training camp, Kennard competed against Mark Herzlich to be the backup middle linebacker, but also worked out at outside linebacker. Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith, however, is an outlier in the 2021 NFL Draft. [36] On October 4, 2015, Kennard made five combined tackles, deflected two passes, and made his first career interception in the Giants' 24–10 win at the Buffalo Bills in Week 4. The 2021 NFL Draft is merely 110 days away! He and 15 of his USC teammates spent 5 days in Haiti in the spring of 2012 building homes and assisting those in need. [58] The elder Kennard, a native of Stockton, California, attended the University of Nevada, Reno. Teams Kincade has improved every year he has been on campus to be an impact player for the Hilltoppers. Kennard made his first career interception off a pass by Bills' quarterback Tyrod Taylor, that was originally intended for tight end Charles Clay, in the first quarter. At the conclusion of the pre-draft process, Kennard was projected to be a fifth or sixth round pick by NFL draft experts and scouts. [44], Kennard returned as the starting strongside linebacker in 2017. Devon Levi made 29 saves for the shutout and Dylan Cozens and Connor McMichael each had a goal and an assist as Team Canada defeated Team Czech Republic 3 … Devon Kennard is similar to these NFL players: Christian Jones (American football), Jalen Reeves-Maybin, Jarrad Davis and more. We cover the latest news in Call of Duty, CS:GO, League of Legends, Dota 2, Fighting Games, NBA 2K, Halo, Hearthstone, Overwatch, Pokemon, Rocket League, Smite, Starcraft II, Fantasy Sports, MLS, EPL, MLB, NASCAR, NBA, NCAAB, NCAAF, NFL, NHL, and PGA. In 2010, Kennard was moved and started at a third position, middle linebacker, where he played in all thirteen games, with games starts, and had 72 tackles, including 7 for losses with 2 sacks. [1][5] Kennard attended summer camps with USC following his sophomore and junior seasons in high school, and grew close to USC-commit Matt Barkley. Kennard was the 24th linebacker drafted in 2014 and one of three players from USC. He has decent size at 6-foot-4 and 230 pounds, but may need to add some weight for the next level. Head coach Matt Patricia named Kennard the starting outside linebacker to begin the regular season, alongside Christian Jones and starting middle linebacker Jarrad Davis. He missed four games (Weeks 13–16) due injuries to his foot and hamstring. Devon Bibbens: 6’0, 195 and 4.5. He played college football at USC. Devon Bibbens: I was training at Test Football Academy. The Lions have nine picks going into the draft. Kennard made his first career sack on Jaguars' quarterback Blake Bortles for a nine-yard loss in the third quarter. On September 9, 2018, Kennard was voted team captain by his teammates. [45] On December 4, 2017, the New York Giants fired head coach Ben McAdoo after they began the season with a 2–10 record. [11] On January 18, 2014, Kennard recorded two solo tackles as part of Romeo Crennel's West team that lost 23–13 to the East in the 2014 East-West Shrine Game. LB Trajan Stephens-McQueen (UFA), S Cedric Stove (UFA). NFL Rumors: Patriots Considered Signing LB Clay Matthews Ahead of Draft Devon Clements The New England Patriots lost two key veteran linebackers this offseason in … Pass rushing is a key need for the Eagles as well, and getting Parsons from their own backyard will help in that regard. Defensively, he had 18 tackles and 1½ sacks while facing double and triple teams. in Week 7, he collected a season-high five combined tackles during a 24–7 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. [37] In Week 12, he tied his season-high of ten combined tackles (five solo) in a 20–14 loss at the Washington Redskins. Drafted by the Lions in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft. [54] In Week 2 against the Washington Football Team, Kennard recorded his first sack of the season during the 30–15 win. [26] The following week, Kennard recorded six solo tackles and tied his season-high of two sacks in the Giants' 36–7 win at the Tennessee Titans in Week 14. He made the 2009 Pac-10 All-Freshman first teams by ESPN and Sporting News, and won USC's John McKay Award. Additionally, six notable players have announced that they're returning to the University of Georgia for another season. The pick was unfortunate in that it was a very catchable pass that was deflected off … Key Losses: EDGE Jabaal Sheard, DI Margus Hunt. 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Kennard is the son of Derek Kennard, who played in the National Football League with the Arizona Cardinals, the New Orleans Saints and the Dallas Cowboys, helping the latter to win Super Bowl XXX. [5][6] At one point, Barkley and Kennard were ranked #1 and #2 for overall prospects in the class of 2009 by Rivals.com. [3] He played in the 2009 U.S. Army All-American Bowl. He has been recognized as an All-Sun Belt honorable mention and third team member over the course of his career. Giants rookie LB Devon Kennard", "Rookie Spotlight: Devon Kennard learning multiple positions", "New York Giants Release 2014 Depth Chart", "Giants place Jacquian Williams and James Brewer on injured reserve", "NFL Game Center: Week 13-2014: New York Giants at Jacksonville Jaguars", "NFL Game Center: Week 14-2014: New York Giants at Tennessee Titans", "Devon Kennard Injury: Rookie won't play in season finale", "Giants 90-man roster breakdown: How good can Devon Kennard be? 2020 NFL Draft Guide. The official source for NFL news, video highlights, fantasy football, game-day coverage, schedules, stats, scores and more. He missed two games (Weeks 5–6) due to a hamstring injury he suffered in Week 4. Gilmore redshirted his first season for the Panthers. Kennard moved back to defensive end for the 2011 season, where he played in all twelve games, with five starts, and 29 tackles, including 4 for losses (with 2 sacks, one which resulted in a safety). The big day is here! [21][22] Head coach Tom Coughlin named Kennard a backup outside linebacker to begin the season in 2014, behind starters Jameel McClain and Jacquian Williams. He has 221 total tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss, three interceptions and 17 passes defended in his four seasons at Western Kentucky. On March 12, 2014, he participated at USC's pro day, but opted to stand on his combine numbers and only performed positional drills. Kennard sat out the 2012 season with a torn chest muscle. Chris Thomas’ Fantasy Football Quarterback Rankings for Week 15, Robert Saleh Hired as New York Jets Head Coach. He stands 5-foot-11 and 185 pounds, so he’ll need to add play strength for the next level. Here are the NFL Draft prospects in the 2020 LendingTree Bowl. On Thursday night the latest product of Johnson's legacy will hope to hear his name in the NFL Draft. Kennard made the 2011 Pac-12 All-Academic second team and 2010 Pac-10 All-Academic second team. His experience blocking for four seasons can’t be over looked though. All Right Reserved. [7][8], Kennard called the recruiting process "a business," telling his local paper, "They're trying to go after good players. He maintained the team's highest GPA. With only a few weeks to go before the 2020 NFL Draft, check out Jaime Eisner's first mock draft. In his career, Malone has 41.5 tackles for loss and 24.5 sacks. [31] On January 15, 2015, the New York Giants hired the Baltimore Ravens' former secondary coach Steve Spagnuolo to be their new defensive coordinator. ... and safety Devon Key did the same Monday. [39][30], On January 5, 2016, New York Giants' head coach Tom Coughlin announced his resignation as head coach. [55] He was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list by the team on November 2, 2020,[56] and activated on November 11. Today we look at third-round tight end Devin Asiasi. [30], The New York Giants finished second in the NFC East with an 11–5 record and earned a wildcard berth. They've got to try to get the best players and I've got to try to go to the best program for me. The Detroit Lions finished 3-12-1 during the 2019 season. [52], On March 17, 2020, Kennard was released by the Lions. He remained the starter after Williams was placed on injured reserve. If you get all caught up, your head is going to get huge. He was great on the, CBS Feature: ‘Number Two High School Recruit Out for the Season’, Devon Kennard's first career interception, Trojans score No. In the 2020 season, he has 26 receptions for 359 yards and three touchdowns in six games played. Key departures: LB Devon Kennard, CB Darius Slay, G Graham Glasgow, DT A’Shawn Robinson The defense lost a lot, particularly with the trade … On Thursday night in Chicago, the 2015 NFL draft will begin, with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers making the first of 256 selections that will span three days. New York Giants' head coach (2014) Eleven Georgia Bulldogs have announced that they intend to enter into the 2021 NFL Draft. Gilmore will likely go undrafted in the 2021 NFL Draft, but should be given a shot to make an NFL roster. [48][49], On September 16, 2018, Kennard recorded four combined tackles and made two sacks on 49ers' quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo during a 30–27 loss at the San Francisco 49ers in Week 2. Gilmore will likely go undrafted in the 2021 NFL Draft, but should be given a shot to make an NFL roster. "[9] Kennard announced his decision to attend USC at press conference on January 27, 2009.[10]. NFL Draft Diamonds was created to assist the underdogs playing the sport. [2] On the season Kennard had 16 carries for 132 yards with five touchdowns. McCoy is a projected late round pick or an undrafted free agent, so he will probably elect to return to school and be eligible for the 2022 NFL Draft. Ruffin is the third WKU player to declare for the NFL Draft since the season concluded with a loss to Georgia State in the LendingTree Bowl on Dec. 26. He was drafted by the New York Giants in the fifth round of the 2014 NFL Draft.He played college football at USC Meadows is the second Hilltopper to announce his intentions to enter the NFL draft since the season came to a close with a loss to Georgia State in the LendingTree Bowl on Saturday. He eventually cut his list to California, Texas and USC. He threw for 316 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. It's a business on my end and on theirs. Malone may not go in the first two days of the draft, but shouldn’t go too much later than that. [46] Kennard finished the 2017 NFL season with 41 combined tackles (24 solo), four sacks, and two pass deflections in 15 games and 11 starts. His production getting after the quarterback speaks for itself and Malone should be drafted. He is 6-foot-3 and 295, which is a little small for an NFL roster. The Game Haus aims to bring unbiased, factually sound opinions to audiences across a range of mediums that are not readily accessible in the day-to-day media outlets. [32], During training camp in 2015, Kennard competed to be a starting outside linebacker against Mark Herzlich, J. T. Thomas, and Jonathan Casillas. Kennard attended a pre-draft visit with the New York Giants and impressed the coaching staff with his intelligence. Going toe to toe with Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs was always going to provide some tough comparisons, but Tua Tagovailoa had a pretty solid game. [24] In Week 11, Kennard earned his first career start after Jacquian Williams sustained a concussion the previous week. Follow us on Social Media for updates! In his true freshman year at USC, Kennard began the season as a backup defensive end, but by midseason was seeing key action primarily in pass rushing situations. [28] While Smith doesn’t meet all the preconceived standards, he produces at an elite pace. Kincade will likely not be drafted, but will have a shot to make an NFL roster. While he will need to add muscle to his 5-foot-11 and 195 pound frame, he doesn’t have issues coming down and making plays against the run. He started alongside Jonathan Casillas and starting middle linebacker B. J. Goodson. DeVonta Smith NFL Draft Profile Height: 6-foot-1 Weight: 175 pounds [30], On March 15, 2018, the Detroit Lions signed Kennard to a three-year, $17.25 million contract that includes $8.50 million guaranteed and a signing bonus of $5.25 million. [20], Kennard entered training camp slated as a starting outside linebacker. He started as a redshirt freshman and hasn’t relinquished his starting position. Kennard was inactive for the Giants' Week 10 loss at the San Francisco 49ers due to a quadriceps injury. Key Additions: DI DeForest Buckner, DI Robert Windsor, DI Sheldon Day. There's a whole lot of uncertainty surrounding the Giants at linebacker, but it's clear they're much better with Devon Kennard on the strong side. He was drafted by the New York Giants in the fifth round of the 2014 NFL Draft. In 2013, Kennard started all thirteen games at outside linebacker, recording 60 tackles and team-highs of 13.5 tackles for loss, nine sacks, and ten quarterbacks hits. 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