Kindle was an explosive player at Texas, but his injury concerns pushed him into the second round and may be the reason he disappoints a lot of Ravens fans.
Kindle had four procedures done on his knee, and tends to get banged up a lot.
His tendency to be hurt comes from his aggressive all-be-it limited style of play. He is best suited as an outside linebacker, and the Ravens will have him start out backing up Jarrett Johnson at outside linebacker.
Kindle is pretty limited in his pass-rushing repertoire, using the bull and speed rush techniques exclusively as his means to get past blockers.
While these techniques worked well against running backs and inferior linemen on the college level, Kindle found himself stonewalled by the upper tier offensive linemen, who could not be run over.
Kindle will need time to either develop his pass rushing technique or fill out his long frame that has plenty of room to develop.
While Kindle has the natural physical tools to play the game, it is going to take him some time for him to learn to shed blockers and better support the run.
At this point he is going to get that time playing behind Jarrett Johnson and Terrell Suggs.