Kendrick Stewart, DT, Florida State

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Kendrick Stewart, DT, Florida State

Postby Pudge » Fri Apr 02, 2010 2:56 pm

Florida State

PROS: Has good strength. Shows ability to anchor and hold the point of attack. Shows potential as a bull rusher because of his short, squat build allows him to get under blockers' pads. Plays with a nice motor.
CONS: Doesn't have a quick first step and won't get much penetration. Will get pushed around at times at the point of attack due to lack of ideal size. Doesn't get off blocks. Is a short-area player that lacks range to make plays laterally.
OVERVIEW: Plays the nose position at Florida State. Has been nicked up with some injuries this past year, although only missed 1 game. But only started 6 games this past year and never was a full-time starter. Has 20 career starts. Best year was as a junior where he had 22 tackles, 4.5 for loss, and 2 sacks. This past year, had 12 tackles, 0 sacks, and 0 TFLs. Not exactly sure what his real height/weight is. Appeared more like 6-1/285 on film, but is listed at 6-2/272 by FSU.
NFL FORECAST: Stewart if he's truly at his listed size, will need to bulk up signfiicantly to stick on the next level. But I see him potentially impacting as an undersized 3-4 nose tackle. He's not very big, but he can compete in that scheme, assuming he does add a little more weight. With his frame, if he get in the 295-305 range, he should be able to handle himself. Otherwise, I don't see him impact much on the next level. He's a guy that more than likely will bounce around from camp to camp each year as teams try to find the ideal niche for him. He just isn't disruptive or explosive enough to like his chances in a 4-3 scheme, although if he can impress a coaching staff with his motor could potentially stick as a No. 4 guy in a rotation. But he's a guy that probably won't have a long NFL career regardless and will bounce around the league and practice squads for three or four years before washing out.
ATL FORECAST: He doesn't fit very well in Atlanta's scheme, because he isn't disruptive enough. His motor will give him a chance to push for a practice squad position, but he still needs to bulk up for the 4-3 scheme as well. Although playing in the 285-290 pound range should suffice. But he's a camp body that could push other guys rather than really have a good chance of sticking in Atlanta.
VALUE: He's not worth a draft pick, but some team might bring him to camp to bolster competition.
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