Devon Kennard
Devon Kennard
28-Year-Old LinebackerLB
Detroit Lions
Questionable
Injury Hamstring
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Kennard didn't quite make the impact many hoped he would after landing a lucrative contract from Detroit ahead of the 2018 campaign. When it was all said and done, the 28-year-old managed just 46 tackles and seven sacks on over 850 snaps. There's justified optimism for increased productivity in his second year in Motown, though, not only for having a year of experience under Matt Patricia to build off of, but also because of the suddenly stacked defensive line Kennard will play off of (Trey Flowers and Mike Daniels were added to a defensive line group that already included Damon Harrison, Da'Shawn Hand, A'Shawn Robinson and Romeo Okwara). While the 61 tackles he had in 2016 with the Giants is probably Kennard's ceiling in that department, Kennard could realistically challenge for double-digit sacks in 2019. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, $17.25 million contract with the Lions in March of 2018.
Won't return Week 17
LBDetroit Lions
Hamstring
December 29, 2019
Kennard (hamstring) will not return to Sunday's contest against the Packers.
ANALYSIS
Kennard concludes the 2019 season with 58 tackles (45 solo) and seven sacks across 16 contests. He also forced recovered two fumbles, one of which was forced and one of which he returned for a score.
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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948
30
663
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618
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605
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300
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Devon Kennard's measurables compare to other linebackers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 4"
 
Weight
256 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.70 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.32 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.25 sec
 
Vertical Jump
30.0 in
 
Broad Jump
113 in
 
Bench Press
23 reps
 
Hand Length
9.38 in
 
Arm Length
33.38 in
 
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IDP Analysis: Week 11 Matchups
74 days ago
Nick Bosa and the rest of the 49ers pass rush should generate a lot of pressure against the Cardinals offense Sunday, which could lead to solid sack numbers.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2016
2015
2014
Arguably the biggest offseason addition to the Lions defense, Kennard comes to Detroit on a three-year, $18.75 million contract to operate on the edge next to second-year middle linebacker Jarrad Davis. Playing in a similar alignment his last four seasons with the Giants, Kennard has averaged 51 tackles while accounting for 9.5 sacks and one interception in the same time span. With versatility key in Matt Patricia's defense, Kennard likely will be asked to continue doing a lot of different things from pass rushing to run support in Detroit. However, his jack-of-all-trades role hasn't made him IDP-worthy in the past, and that seems unlikely to change in 2018.
Likely starting strong side linebacker, but has competition for snaps from Mark Herzlich among others.
Starting strong-side linebacker. Kennard had a promising rookie season in 2014 and even tallied 4.5 sacks in spot duty, but it's hard to rack up big numbers from the strong side.
Rookie fifth-round pick will have a shot at regular snaps after a strong camp.
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Exits with hamstring injury
LBDetroit Lions
Hamstring
December 29, 2019
Kennard exited Sunday's game against the Packers with a hamstring injury.
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Ready for Sunday
LBDetroit Lions
December 29, 2019
Kennard (shoulder) is officially active for Sunday's game versus Green Bay.
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Status for Week 17 uncertain
LBDetroit Lions
Shoulder
December 27, 2019
Kennard (shoulder) is questionable for Sunday's divisional matchup versus the Packers, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.
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Limited in practice Thursday
LBDetroit Lions
Shoulder
December 26, 2019
Kennard (shoulder) put in a limited practice Thursday.
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Ready to face Broncos
LBDetroit Lions
December 22, 2019
Kennard (hamstring) is active for Sunday's game against the Broncos.
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