Once again, the General Manager Jerry Reese & Co. land themselves a team captain — notice a trend this year? In addition, Kennard is another guy with an extremely high football IQ and sported the highest GPA on the Trojans.
Originally recruited as a pass-rushing defensive end, Kennard transitioned to outside linebacker at USC, although he is capable of playing a DE/LB role similar to what Mathias Kiwanuka had played for the Giants previously.
The 6'3'', 250 lbs. Kennard recently posted a 4.62 40-yard dash and does have an NFL pedigree. His Father, Derek Kennard, played 11 years in the NFL for the New Orleans Saints, Arizona Cardinals and Dallas Cowboys as an offensive lineman. He even brought home a Super Bowl ring (Super Bowl XXX).
NEW YORK GIANTS!!!! TO GOD BE THE GLORY— Devon Kennard (@DevonKennard42) May 10, 2014
The 174th pick for the Giants was their second of the fifth round and their sole compensatory pick in this year's draft.
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