Originally posted on Eagles Eye  |  Last updated 6/2/13
Changes in the defensive plan have resulted in a high-stakes gamble with two blue-chip prospects left over from Andy Reid's 2012 draft... Vinny Curry and Mychal Kendricks are being asked to not only change the way they line up and play the game, but also to alter their physiques. A year ago Kendricks was an outside linebacker in a 4-3, first on the strong side and finally on the weak side where he belonged all along. The former Pac-12 standout at Cal finished his rookie year with 88 tackles, third on the team, with eight tackles for a loss, second on the team. This year he will move inside in the 3-4 look, at 5-11, 239. Some say he's too short for the position, but he does possess other attributes, such as quickness and instinct for getting to the ball. And I'm reminded that a guy named Ray Lewis once played the position at almost the exact height and weight as Kendricks'. Even so, Mychal is being asked to not so much add weight but to bulk up his upper body muscle mass....
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