Ravens to host linebacker Mychal Kendricks


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The Baltimore Ravens are scheduled to bring in University of California linebacker, Mychal Kendricks, for a visit, according to Aaron Wilson of The Carroll County Times.

Among the recent prospects the Ravens have brought in for visits, Kendricks is an intriguing talent that the team will give a good, hard look at. Listed at 5-foot-11, 240-pounds, Kendricks put up some gaudy numbers at the NFL Scouting combine in March.

The Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year ran the 40-yard dash in 4.47 seconds, bench pressed 225 pounds 24 times, registered a 39 1/2 inch vertical leap and a 10-7 broad jump.

Kendricks is a versatile linebacker and has the ability to play both inside or outside backer. In fact, Kendricks spent his first two seasons as a starter playing outside linebacker before moving

to inside linebacker last season in Cal’s 3-4 defensive scheme. Playing on the inside, the all-conference linebacker recorded 106 tackles, 14 1/2 for losses, two fumble recoveries, one sack, a forced fumble and an interception return for a touchdown last season.

A three-year stater, Kendricks has dealt with a rash of injuries to his shoulder and thumb in the past, which could be one of the reasons why many scouts and draft analysts have him ranked as a second-round talent.

For his career, Kendricks finished with 258 tackles, 13 1/2 sacks, seven fumble recoveries and four interceptions.