Kennard drafted by Giants - Ahwatukee Foothills News: Sports

Kennard drafted by Giants

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Saturday, May 10, 2014 12:41 pm | Updated: 2:48 pm, Sat May 10, 2014.

After all of the position changes, injuries, surgeries and wading through four rounds of the NFL Draft, Devon Kennard saw his professional dreams begin.

The Desert Vista graduate and USC linebacker was taken 174th overall in Saturday's fifth round by New York Giants.

"NEW YORK GIANTS!!!,!" Kennard tweeted shortly after being selected. "TO GOD BE THE GLORY."

The 22-year-old is a physical specimen at 6-foot-3 and 249 pounds who has shown an ability to play all over the defensive front.

During his time at USC, which was finished with a second-team All-Pac-12 selection, he played defensive end, inside linebacker and outside linebacker.

Some questioned his explosiveness and short arms, but his leadership, makeup, intelligence, tackling and drop into coverage were the positives.

Contact writer: (480) 898-7915 or JSkoda@ahwatukee.com. Follow him on Twitter @JSkodaAFN.

More about

More about

More about

  • Discuss

CD9, Q1: Why are you running?

The Ahwatukee Foothills News hosts a forum with the 9th Congressional District US House of Rep...

Facebook

ahwatukee.com on Facebook

Twitter

ahwatukee.com on Twitter

RSS

Subscribe to ahwatukee.com via RSS

RSS Feeds

Spacer4px
Jason P. Skoda
  • Jason P. Skoda
  • Sports writer
  • Resident sports writer at the Ahwatukee Foothills News

CD9, Q1: Why are you running?

The Ahwatukee Foothills News hosts a forum with the 9th Congressional District US House of Rep...

JOP, Q4: Efficiency and Expenditures

The Ahwatukee Foothills News hosts a forum with the Kyrene Justice Precinct Justice of the Peace ...

JOP: Closing Remarks

The Ahwatukee Foothills News hosts a forum with the Kyrene Justice Precinct Justice of the Peace ...

Online poll

Loading…
prev next