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The Marty Lounge>*****The Joshua Kaindoh Thread*****
Dante84 11:52 AM 05-01-2021
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Originally Posted by :
Kaindoh (pronounced cane-dough) was tabbed as one of the top defensive end prospects in the country and a USA Today first-team All-American after spending his senior season at IMG Academy. The Baltimore native flashed talent in his first two years in Tallahassee, earning playing time in all 13 games of his true freshman season (17 tackles, 6.5 for loss, with four sacks) and then starting once in 12 appearances in 2018 (19 tackles, 4.5 for loss, with three sacks). Kaindoh appeared in three games with one start in his junior campaign (nine tackles, 2.5 for loss, with one sack) but was lost for the rest of the year with a lower leg injury. He started eight games in 2020, making 13 tackles, three for loss, and returned an interception for a touchdown. -- by Chad Reuter

Overview
Former five-star defensive end who looks the part but doesn't have the production to go with the traits. Kaindoh has good length but is inconsistent in activating it properly, as his upper-body strength falls a little short. He doesn't have the natural gait and fluid movements of fellow FSU defensive end prospect Janarius Robinson and tends to stay blocked once his opponent gets into his frame. There are occasional flashes as a rusher, but if he doesn't take an early lead, he's unlikely to get home. He might be worth a look later in the draft based purely upon the traits.
Strengths
  • Long, NFL-caliber frame with even more room for muscle.
  • Adequate upfield spring off the snap and into neutral zone.
  • Initial quickness and body lean help him knife into B-gap on slants.
  • Uses length to separate and set the edge.
  • Capable of getting from one edge to the other with his rush counter.
  • Speed-to-power conversion potential as a pro.
  • Length could become more effective rush weapon with work.
Weaknesses
  • Has dealt with injuries and made just 10 career starts.
  • Looked as though he were favoring left ankle at times.
  • Play tends to be segmented and lacks athletic fluidity.
  • Doesn't use size traits to command the rep.
  • Below-average rush with only one sack in his last 11 games.
  • Inaccurate hand slaps fail to open outside rush lanes.
  • Not enough bend to dip below punch at top of the rush.
  • Runs out of gas during chase.

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SAGA45 02:22 PM 05-04-2021
Originally Posted by Dunerdr:
I dont know how anyone can watch the highlights and make a Kpass comp. This man moves like an NFL edge player, Kpass just never had that look or feel to him.
I beg to differ...



Kpass definitely looked the part coming out of college. The massive jump in level of collegiate competition and still being quite raw is what he had to overcome in adjusting to the NFL.
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staylor26 02:28 PM 05-04-2021
Originally Posted by SAGA45:
I beg to differ...



Kpass definitely looked the part coming out of college. The massive jump in level of collegiate competition and still being quite raw is what he had to overcome in adjusting to the NFL.
Kpass isn’t remotely close in terms of athleticism.
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Cave Johnson 04:45 PM 05-04-2021
KPass looked like a physical freak, not a football player.
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O.city 05:20 PM 05-04-2021
Kpass never had a position.

This dude atleast has something to work with there.
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staylor26 07:11 PM 05-04-2021
Downvote my post all you want SAGA45, but:

Kaindoh’s RAS = 9.6

Kpass’s RAS = 7.39
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SAGA45 08:41 PM 05-04-2021
Originally Posted by staylor26:
Downvote my post all you want SAGA45, but:

Kaindoh’s RAS = 9.6

Kpass’s RAS = 7.39
Staylor, I'm well aware of the numbers and don't disagree with your previous statement at all. In fact, I lean more toward your side of the Kaindoh fence that he might surprise some people even though I may be guardedly optimistic there. You were downvoted because nowhere in the comment you quoted did I state or remotely imply Kpass was more athletic as a prospect than Kaindoh.

I will say this though, there apparently was something about Kpass, perhaps his athleticism and/or his physique, that had you excited about his potential when he was drafted:

Originally Posted by staylor26:
The thought of this guy and Jones together for the future gives me wood
To be fair, I don't doubt that sentiment was shared by many here and in the Chiefs war room at the time. Either way, my original point with regard to the Kpass highlight film was to show he definitely looked like and flashed the potential to be an NFL edge rusher...at least enough to seduce the Chiefs into taking him with the 59th overall pick.
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