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Forward Progress: Mychal Kendricks




Contract Status: Kendricks agreed to terms on a four-year deal on May 8, 2012.

2014 Season In Review: Despite missing four games with a calf injury, Mychal Kendricks had the best season of his young, promising career in 2014. The third-year linebacker showcased his explosive athleticism time and again, piling up 108 tackles - second most on the team - in 12 contests. He displayed an innate ability to make open-field tackles against excellent athletes, like Russell Wilson and Marshawn Lynch. Kendricks also tacked on three forced fumbles and four sacks, both career highs. He finished the year as the sixth-ranked 3-4 inside linebacker by Pro Football Focus.

What's On The Horizon: Kendricks is a uniquely gifted athlete with a staggeringly high ceiling. He plays at breakneck speed, and more than often ends up making big plays at big times. Next season, the goal for Kendricks should be to maintain his growth as a player and focus on technique. The athleticism and natural talent is clearly there, and if he combines that ability with an overwhelming knowledge of the game, Kendricks could become an elite linebacker in the NFL in the next year or two. At this point, with so much potential brimming, it's a matter of how much Kendricks pushes himself to get to the next level.

All About Kendricks: "He's a tremendous athlete, and he's a football player, really. Any time he sees the ball he just goes 110 percent, full speed on every play." - Linebacker Casey Matthews

A collection of the best images from tight end Mychal Kendricks' third year in Philadelphia.

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