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UCLA linebacker Eric Kendricks drafted by Vikings in second round

UCLA linebacker Eric Kendricks drafted by Vikings in second round

Eric Kendricks, one of the top linebackers to come out of UCLA, was drafted Friday by the Minnesota Vikings in the second round of the NFL draft. Kendricks was projected as a late first-round pick by many experts, but there were concerns from scouts about his size, which is 6 feet and 231 pounds. There were no questions about his desire. 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...

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