2017 NFL Draft

Mychal Kendricks, ILB

School: California  |  Conference: PAC12
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Fresno, CA
Height/Weight: 5-11 / 240 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
Career Notes
Played in all 51 games possible during his four campaigns at Cal from 2008-11 with 29 starts, with all of the starts coming in his final three seasons (2009-11) ... earned several All-American honors as a senior, including second-team selections by Phil Steele and College Sports Madness ... also a third-team All-American selection of Yahoo! Sports and an honorable mention pick of SI.com ... named the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year and a first-team all-conference selection as a senior, after earning second-team all-league honors during his junior campaign ... finished his career with 258 tackles to rank tied for ninth all-time at Cal, while adding 36.5 tackles for loss (-144 yards) to miss finishing among the school's all-time leaders by one-half of a tackle for loss ... added 13.5 sacks (-98 yards), seven fumble recoveries, four interceptions that he returned for 130 yards and a touchdown, five pass breakups and a forced fumble ... also had a punt return in which he was credited with 26 punt returns yards after he blocked a punt before teammate Bryant Nnabuife picked the ball up and ran 30 yards for a score vs. Colorado State in 2008, five pass breakups and a forced fumble ... recorded at least 0.5 tackles for loss 24 times in his career, including in 19 of his final 25 games ... played inside linebacker as a 2011 senior after spending most of his collegiate career as an outside linebacker.
2011 Season
Cal's most decorated player in 2011, including second-team All-American honors from Phil Steele and College Sports Madness, as well as adding a third-team selection from Yahoo! Sports and an honorable mention pick by SI.com ... the Pac-12's Defensive Player of the Year and also a first-team all-conference selection in the vote of the league's coaches as well as by College Sports Madness, ESPN.com's Pac-12 Blog, Phil Steele and Yahoo! Sports ... the seventh Cal player to earn Pac-10/12 Player of the Year honors, the fourth on the defensive side and the Golden Bears' first conference Player of the Year since 2006 when both Daymeion Hughes (Defensive) and Marshawn Lynch (Offensive) earned the honor ... also picked up pair of team honors, winning the Bear Backers Co-MVP Award on the defensive side of the ball along with fellow linebacker D.J. Holt and the Berkeley Breakfast Club Award as the Outstanding Player in the Big Game on the defensive side of the ball ... played in all 13 games with 11 starts, leading the team in tackles with a career-high 106, while ranking fifth in the Pac-12 and tied for 76th nationally with his average of 8.15 stops per game ... also led the team with 14.5 tackles for loss (-59 yards) for an average of 1.12 per game that was third in the Pac-12 and tied for 55th in the nation ... co-led the squad with a pair of interceptions that he returned for a team-high 62 yards and a pair of fumbles that he has returned for a team-high 33 yards ... added 3.0 sacks (-30 yards) and two pass breakups ... had 9.5 of his 14.5 tackles for loss over his last six games, registering at least 1.0 tackle for loss in each of those contests ... had 2.0 of his 3.0 sacks over his final three contests ... in double digits for tackles five times, including a career-high-tying and team season-high 15 stops at Washington when he also added a fumble recovery and 0.5 tackles for loss (-4 yards). Posted his second highest tackle total at Stanford with 13 tackles in addition to recording a season-high-tying 2.5 tackles for loss (-18 yards) and his first full sack of the season when he dropped Heisman Trophy runner-up Andrew Luck for a 14-yard loss ... also had double digit tackle efforts with 12 vs. USC and 10 in Holiday Bowl vs. Texas as well as against Oregon State ... added 1.5 tackles for loss against the Longhorns, and 1.0 tackles for loss against both USC and Oregon, also returning an interception 30 yards against the Beavers ... other pick came vs. Utah when he brought one back 32 yards ... had at least six tackles in a total of 10 contests, including outings vs. Fresno State (nine tackles, season-high-tying 2.5 TFL, 0.5 SK, 1 PBU), at Arizona State (eight tackles, 2.0 TFL, 1.0 sack, one fumble recovery), at Colorado (eight tackles, 1.0 TFL), at Oregon (six tackles, 1 PBU) and vs. Washington State (6 tackles, 1.0 TFL) ... earned Linebacker Honorable Mention Performer of the Week honors from the College Football Performance Awards for his showings in each of the team's three final regular-season games vs. Oregon State, at Stanford and at Arizona State ... fourth-team midseason All-American and first-team midseason All-Pac-12 choice according to Phil Steele ... preseason honorable mention All-America choice of GoDaddy.com ... was on preseason watch lists for the Bednarik Award, Bronko Nagurski Trophy, Butkus Award, College Football Performance Awards Linebacker Trophy, Lott IMPACT Trophy and Rotary Lombardi Award ... also a preseason candidate for the Jack Lambert Award ... named prior to the season as the nation's No. 9 outside linebacker by Lindy's and the No. 30 draft-eligible outside linebacker according to Phil Steele, although he played the season at inside linebacker ... a first-team preseason All-Pac-12 selection of Athlon, Lindy's and Steele ... listed as one of Cal's "Players to Watch" by Lindy's.
2010 Season
Earned second-team All-Pac-10 honors as one of the top big-play players in the league, leading Cal and ranking among the conference and national leaders with 8.5 sacks (0.71 per game, No. 2 Pac-10, No. 26-T NCAA) for -57 yards and 15.0 tackles for loss (1.25 per game, No. 4 Pac-10, No. 28-T NCAA) for -69 yards ... also tied for first in the Pac-10 with three fumble recoveries (0.25 per game), while his 66 tackles was fourth on the team and his average of 5.5 stops per game ranked No. 31 in the Pac-10 ... captured the Dick Artal Award on defense for the player best exemplifying Cal spirit and attitude ... had at least a half-TFL in nine of 12 contests, including a string of five in a row that included contests vs. Colorado, at Nevada, at Arizona, vs. UCLA and at USC ... posted a season-high 12 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss (-11 yards), 1.5 sacks (-10 yards) and a fumble recovery vs. Colorado ... had his other double-digit stop game vs. Oregon when he posted 10 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss (-6 yards) and 1.0 sacks (-4 yards) ... also had a huge game in the season finale vs. Washington, recording eight tackles, a career-high-tying 3.0 tackles for loss for a career-high -16 yards and a career-high-tying 2.0 sacks for a career-high 14 yards ... added six tackles both at USC (also 0.5 TFL, one fumble recovery) and at Oregon State (also 1.0 TFL, -2 yards) ... had a five-tackle game with a six-yard sack and his lone quarterback hurry of the season at Washington State ... equaled a career best with 16 yards on his 2.5 tackles for loss vs. UCLA, with one of those a 12-yard sack ... had a pair of sacks for 11 a combined 11 yards among his three tackles at Arizona ... came up with his second career pickoff and his lone interception of the season vs. Arizona State ... selected by Phil Steele as a second-team midseason All-Pac-10 choice after Steele had him as a third-team preseason All-Pac-10 selection and the nation's No. 47 draft-eligible outside linebacker prior to the season.
2009 Season
Second on team in tackles with a career-high 71 stops to rank tied for 33rd in the Pac-10 with an average of 5.5 per game, while sharing the club lead in fumble recoveries with two ... added 6.0 tackles for loss (-6 yards), 1.0 sack (-1 yard), one interception that he returned 68 yards for a touchdown vs. UCLA, three pass breakups, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries, including one that he returned 45 yards vs. Eastern Washington before he was tackled five yards shy of paydirt ... also recorded a career-high and Pac-10 season-high-tying 15 tackles vs. Eastern Washington ... sealed the victory with his first career interception at UCLA that he returned 68 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter ... posted 27 tackles in the team's first two games, picking up a game-high 12 and 1.0 tackle for loss (-1 yard) in the season-opener against Maryland before his 15 to go with 1.0 tackle for loss (-1 yard) and the 45-yard fumble return against Eastern Washington ... had a pair of eight-tackle contests at Oregon and vs. Arizona, adding 1.0 tackle for loss (-1 yard) and a fumble recovery against the Ducks and a pass breakup against the Wildcats ... had seven tackles vs. USC and in the Poinsettia Bowl against Utah, when he added a career-high-tying 3.0 tackles for loss (-3 yards), and a season-high 1.0 sack (-1 yard) and one pass breakup ... had a forced fumble and his other pass breakup at Minnesota ... a midseason fourth-team All-American and midseason first-team All-Pac-10 choice by Phil Steele.
2008 Season
Had a promising rookie campaign when he played in all 13 games off the bench on special teams and as a reserve linebacker ... recorded 15 tackles, 1.0 tackle for loss (-10 yards), 1.0 sack (-10 yards) and a blocked kick backing up a talented group of linebackers that included three seniors ... finished with a season-high four tackles, including a 10-yard sack, at Washington State ... had a pair of stops three times in home games vs. Michigan State, Colorado State and Stanford ... his blocked punt came vs. Colorado State when he was credited for a 26-yard return before teammate Bryant Nnabuife picked the ball up and ran 30 yards for a score to gave Cal its first points in a 42-7 victory.
High School
A three-star recruit by Rivals that was also listed as the No. 45 outside linebacker in the nation ... Scout ranked him as a three-star recruit and the nation's No. 28 weakside linebacker ... selected to the All-Far West team by SuperPrep ... CalHiSports third-team All-State selection ... led his club with 175 tackles and 4.0 sacks as a senior, while also registering a team-best 742 rushing yards on 103 carries and six touchdowns as well as 1,035 all purpose yards ... named the MVP for linebackers at the Palo Alto Nike Camp.
Full name is Marvin Mychal-Christopher Kendricks ... born September 28, 1990 ... parents are Yvonne Thagon and Marvin Kendricks ... father played college football at UCLA and led the Bruins in rushing twice in 1970 and `71.

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