Josh Kaddu to Dolphins: Video Highlights, Scouting Report and Analysis

Adam OdekirkContributor IIApril 28, 2012

This outside linebacker from the University of Oregon has grown every year in college, and it is that progress—more than his production—that scouts may be intrigued by. 

Kaddu has an impressive frame. Standing at 6'3" and weighing 239 pounds, he possesses the body type needed to be an impact linebacker. His had his most productive season for the Ducks last year, where he earned All-Pac 12 honors, and boasted 9.5 tackles for loss, including 6.5 sacks.

Most experts agree that Kaddu needs to hit the weight room immediately, but his growth as a player throughout college is encouraging. Dane Brugler sums up Kaddu rather well by saying Kaddu is "[A] better athlete than football player at this point, but he has the upside to warrant draft consideration in the top 100 picks."

ProFootballWeekly goes further and praises the fact that Kaddu "Has the upside to develop into an NFL starter with continued physical development and maturity. Could bring rush value if he can bulk up."

It's almost a certainty that Kaddu will get to know the strength and conditioning coach soon after draft day, and that will help his chances of seeing playing time early. If he doesn't find his way onto the field at LB right away he will be an impressive special teams player while he develops the rest of his skill set.

Karlos Dansby led the Dolphins LB corps last year to a Dolphin team that finished at just 6-10.  Dansby and youngster Koa Misi will be pleased with the Kaddu selection.