Minnesota used the 45th pick in the draft to get Kendricks, who will join former UCLA teammate and linebacker Anthony Barr.
Kendricks set a UCLA record with 481 tackles by using a seek-and-attack style during his four-year career. He had 10 sacks and five interceptions. Kendricks' performance as a senior earned him the Butkus Award and the Lott Impact Trophy. He was also named second-team All-
But his value to the
Kendricks was originally projected as a middle-round pick, but his stock quickly rose after the