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Getting to know: OLB Sergio Kindle

4/27/2010

Every day this week, the AFC North blog will look at a different 2010 draft pick to get our community more familiar with rookies we'll see this upcoming season.

Tuesday we will take a look at former Texas defensive end/outside linebacker hybrid Sergio Kindle, who was a second-round pick of the Baltimore Ravens.

Here is Kindle's full scouting report, according to the draft experts at Pro Football Weekly:

  • Positives: Looks the part with good length and overall muscle definition. Athletic. Good balance and body control. Coverts strength into power. Explosive first-step quickness. Rips off blocks, bends the corner and closes fast to the quarterback. Uses his hands well to control blockers and can set the edge against the run. Violent, striking hitting with explosive hip snap. Good instincts. Plays hard and pursues the ball, showing good range. Is able to play over tight ends and shadow them downfield. Drops into zone and shows awareness. Tough and will play hurt. Versatile.

  • Negatives: Plays upright at times and is tightly wound -- shows some stiffness moving laterally. Shows some tightness in his hips. Needs to develop a wider array of counter moves. Immature. Character will be scrutinized after a DWI in 2007 and a one-car accident in which he damaged a building and left the scene. Is rough around the edges and considered too much of a follower.

There you have the pluses and minuses with Kindle.

Now it's time for our community to weigh in: Good addition or bad addition to the AFC North?