2021 NFL Draft Scouting Report: EDGE Joshua Kaindoh

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Florida State EDGE Joshua Kaindoh was a prized high school recruit but his career was derailed due to injuries that limited him to just 10 total starts and under 400 snaps played in every season. With that said, he has an exciting toolbox of traits to develop should he stay healthy at the next level, where he projects best as a 4-3 base end. Kaindoh has a stocky frame with long arms and a thick lower half. As a pass rusher, his length, pass-rush repertoire, and stride length help make him effective. However, he lacks ideal twitch, bend, and timing with his moves at this point in his development. As a run defender, Kaindoh has the size, length, and functional strength to be effective but he has to become a more consistent processor. Kaindoh’s best football might be ahead of him, but he needs to develop and stay healthy. He has NFL starter traits but there is plenty of work needed for him to claim that type of role. His tools make him a chance worth taking. 

Ideal Role: Base end.

Scheme Fit: 4-3.

Written by: Joe Marino 

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Joe Marino

Founder and Senior NFL Draft Analyst

Joe Marino is a Founder and Senior NFL Draft Analyst at TDN. Marino comes to TDN after serving as a draft analyst for NDT Scouting, FanRag Sports and Draft Breakdown dating back to 2014. In 2017, Marino became a Huddle Report Mock Draft Champion when he produced the most accurate mock draft in the world.

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