Devon Kennard
Devon Kennard
29-Year-Old LinebackerLB
Arizona Cardinals
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Fresh off seven-sack campaigns in both 2018 and 2019 with the Lions, Kennard joined the third team of his career in the Cardinals this offseason. With the imposing Chandler Jones on the other side, Kennard should have ample chances to stalk opposing quarterbacks, especially in a defense without much other pass-rush talent outside of Haason Reddick. Kennard may also yield some snaps to rookie first-rounder Isaiah Simmons, hurting his potential for the sacks that don't go to Jones in this unit. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a three-year, $20 million contract with the Cardinals in March of 2020.
Deemed questionable for Monday
LBArizona Cardinals
Calf
October 17, 2020
Kennard (calf) is questionable for Monday's game versus the Cowboys, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
ANALYSIS
Kennard has missed the last two games, but after logging three straight limited practice sessions, he has a shot to return to the lineup Monday. If he's able to go, the 29-year-old is expected to start at outside linebacker, where he's produced seven tackles and two sacks through the first two games. His pass-rushing ability will be even more important with Chandler Jones (biceps) out for the year.
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Arizona CardinalsCardinals 2020 LB Snap Distribution See more data like this | See last season's snap counts
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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' 3"
 
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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90 days ago
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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.
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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Unavailable Week 5
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Calf
October 9, 2020
Kennard (calf) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Jets, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
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Unavailable against Panthers
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Calf
October 4, 2020
Kennard (calf) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Panthers.
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Considered questionable
LBArizona Cardinals
Calf
October 2, 2020
The Cardinals have handed Kennard (calf) a questionable designation ahead of Sunday's Week 4 matchup against the Panthers, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
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Not practicing Thursday
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Calf
October 1, 2020
Kennard (calf) did not practice Thursday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
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Finds new home quickly
LBArizona Cardinals
Hamstring
March 18, 2020
Kennard (hamstring) agreed Wednesday with Arizona on a three-year contract, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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