| Josh Kaddu, OLB, Oregon
Selected: Round 5, Pick 20, Overall Pick 155 by Dolphins
|Name: Josh Kaddu
College: Oregon Number: 56
Height: 6-3 Weight: 239
Position: OLB Pos2:
Class/Draft Year: Sr/2012
40 Time: 4.67
Projected Round: 3-4 Stock:
Rated number 11 out of 135 OLB's
116 / 1971 TOTAL
Pro Day Results
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Vertical Jump: 34
Broad Jump: 09'11"
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Kaddu (Kah-DOO) was a three-star linebacker recruit out of high school, choosing Oregon over Arizona, Arizona State and Washington. He was expected to redshirt in 2008, but came off the bench and played in six games, recording 5 tackles. Kaddu saw more playing time in 2009 as a sophomore before a broken leg ended his season, finishing with 21 tackles, 4.0 tackles for loss, 1.0 sack and 1 forced fumble.
He became a full-time starter at strong-side linebacker in 2010 as a junior (13 starts), recording 32 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks and 2 pass break-ups. Kaddu had his most productive season in 2011 as a senior (14 starts), finishing with 50 tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss, 6.5 sacks and 2 pass break-ups, earning First Team All-Pac 12 honors.
Kaddu is a gifted athlete with an impressive frame and a lot of raw ability -- offers a lot of value as a rangy and athletic tackler with the footwork to hold up in space. He needs to get stronger to do more damage at the point of attack and is very unpolished with the mental aspect of the position -- streaky instincts and anticipation. Kaddu is an impressive physical specimen with ideal size and athleticism for the position, but needs to develop the rest of his game -- a better athlete than football player at this point, but he has the upside to warrant draft consideration in the top 100 picks.
Strengths: Looks the part with a strong, long frame with good arm length (33 1/4 inches). Fluid and flexible athlete with agile footwork and explosive quickness. Has very good playing speed and is fast in pursuit, chasing down the action with closing burst. Coordinated and looks natural in space. Physical at the point of attack and works hard to shed blocks. Enjoys contact and is a forceful tackler, hitting with some pop. Effective blitzer with the speed to reach the backfield and create backside pressure -- finished second on the team in sacks (6.5) and tackles for loss (9.5) as a senior. Energetic defender who looks like he's having fun on the field and plays with a high motor -- aggressive nature and shows a killer instinct. Started the last 27 games at strong-side linebacker for the Ducks and has extensive experience on special teams coverage.
Weaknesses: Has lean limbs and needs to get stronger and add bulk to his frame. Has inconsistent read/react skills with streaky awareness when asked to drop in coverage. Is like a bull in a china shop with his aggressive style of play, causing him to play undisciplined and over pursue -- questionable instincts and reckless intensity. Has underdeveloped technique to his game and appears unpolished. Gets upright with poor pad level. Played mostly near the line of scrimmage at Oregon and has limited experience dropping into coverage. Had very average production over his career with only 128 career tackles -- didn't finish among the top-five tacklers on the team in 2011.
NFL Comparison: Thomas Howard, Cincinnati Bengals
-- Dane Brugler
Strengths: Looks the part with a strong, long frame with good arm length. Fluid and flexible athlete with agile footwork and explosive get-off quickness. Has very good playing speed and is fast in pursuit, chasing down the action with a closing burst. Coordinated and looks natural in space. Physical at the point of attack and works hard to shed blocks. Enjoys contact and is a forceful tackler. Effective blitzer with the speed to reach the backfield and create backside pressure. High motor, aggressive nature and killer instinct. Extensive experience on special-teams coverage.
Weaknesses: Has lean limbs and needs to get stronger and add bulk to his frame. Has inconsistent read/react skills with streaky awareness when asked to drop in coverage. Is like a bull in a China shop with his aggressive style of play, causing him to play undisciplined and overpursue. Questionable instincts and reckless intensity. Doesn't flash much technique to his game. Very average production.
All-Pac-12 first team (Pac-12 coaches, Phil Steele)
Started all 14 games at SAM linebacker
Second on the squad with 6.5 sacks
One tackle in win over Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl
Had six tackles in win vs. UCLA in the Pac-12 Championship Game
Made four tackles, one for loss of five yards vs. USC
0.5 sack for a 2-yard loss to go with three stops in win at Stanford
Recorded four tackles, including three solo stops and one sack for a loss of four yards in victory at Washington
Held to a single tackle in win vs. Washington State
Had a game-high 10 tackles, all solo, including a career-high 2.0 sacks for a 12-yard loss in win at Colorado
Also had an additional TFL for a 1-yard loss against the Buffaloes
Recorded five tackles, including one sack for a 3-yard loss and another TFL for a loss of two yards in win vs. Arizona State
Credited with one quarterback hurry and two solo tackles in victory vs. California
One sack for a 7-yard loss and a pair of solo stops in win at Arizona
Totaled five tackles, four of the solo variety vs. Missouri State
Had one pass breakup, one quarterback hurry and made three solo tackles in win over Nevada
Three tackles, including one sack for a 6-yard loss against LSU
Led all linebackers with a 32.5-inch vertical leap during winter conditioning.
13-game starter at SAM linebacker tied for fifth on the team with 6.5 TFLs
Made one solo stop in the BCS National Championship Game vs. Auburn
One tackle at Oregon State and two stops, including a TFL in win vs. Arizona
Had a single tackle and pass breakup at Cal
One sack for a 14-yard loss and three tackles in win over Washington
Three tackles and a sack at USC and four stops, including a TFL vs. UCLA
Four tackles, 0.5 for loss at Washington State
A trio of tackles and a quarterback hurry in win over Stanford
Held to one tackle, amounting to 0.5 for loss in win at Arizona State
Team-high (tie) four solo stops among his five tackles in win vs. Portland State
First career pass breakup to go with three tackles and 1.0 TFL for a 3-yard loss in victory at Tennessee
Assisted on one stop, 0.5 TFL in win over New Mexico
Sat out spring practice while recovering from injury
355-lb. bench press tied for third among linebackers during winter testing.
Cited for being a minor in possession of alcohol in March 2010. Accumulated 21 tackles in seven appearances, with four tackles for loss and one sack
Made his debut in the starting lineup against Utah, posting four tackles against the Utes
Increased his playing time with each game before a foot injury forced him to the sidelines for the rest of the regular season prior to the USC game
Played at least 20 snaps in each of the seven games he appeared, with a season-high 54 plays against both Utah and Purdue.
Originally expected to redshirt, was called on to fill a special teams void five games into the season
Appeared in six games and totaled five tackles, including a pair of solo stops in his debut at Washington State
Also made a pair of tackles at Oregon State.
Earned letters in football, basketball and track at Vacaville High School
Ranked as the 33rd-best strongside linebacker prospect in the country by Scout.com as well as included on its California Top 100 (99th) as one of the states top recruits
Named a three-star recruit by Scout.com and two-star recruit by Rivals.com
Finished his senior season ranked third in the Monticello Empire League in tackles with 92 stops (69 unassisted), 5.5 quarterback sacks (3rd in the league) and two interceptions
Included was a season-high 13 tackles vs. Vallejo
Also carried the ball 10 times for 78 yards and grabbed five catches for 155 yards and one touchdown
Helped Mike Papadopoulos team take home the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I football championship in 2006 with a 37-36 victory against Merced, the schools first ever football title.
Born Joshua I. Kaddu on March 12, 1990 in Richmond, Calif. Parents: Fred and Margaret Kaddu. Family: One brother, three sisters. High School (Coach): Vacaville (Mike Papadopoulos).
|04/30/12 - A closer look at the Dolphins' picks: Round 5/155 - Josh Kaddu, LB, 6-3, 235, Oregon...He's an athletic, rangy player who has experience playing in a 3-4 scheme. The Dolphins envision he'll perform well enough to land one of the spots on the 53-man roster and become a core special teams player. - The Sports Xchange
|01/23/12 - TOP TEN PROSPECTS WHO HELPED THEMSELVES AT THE EAST-WEST SHRINE: OLB Josh Kaddu, Oregon: Although he might not be the most technically-sound player, Kaddu has ideal size, frame and overall athleticism for the linebacker position. He is very lean throughout his body and needs to add some muscle mass, but showed off his fluidity and flexibility in practice with sideline-to-sideline range and very good closing burst. Kaddu has as much raw ability as anyone participating this week and could emerge as a top-100 player. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
|01/21/12 - EAST-WEST SHRINE TUESDAY: LB Josh Kaddu, Oregon: At 6-3, 235, Kaddu continues to impress with his fluid athleticism for his size. Technique isn't a strength for him and he has lean limbs, but he oozes raw ability and strength. Kaddu is naturally flexible with a smooth burst that is rare for a player of his size. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
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