Kendell Beckwith

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Kendell Beckwith
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Position:Linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1994-12-02) December 2, 1994 (age 24)
Clinton, Louisiana
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:243 lb (110 kg)
Career information
High school:Jackson (LA) East Feliciana
College:LSU
NFL Draft:2017 / Round: 3 / Pick: 107
Career history
Roster status:Reserve/NFI
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Total tackles:73
Sacks:1.0
Forced fumbles:1
Fumble recoveries:0
Interceptions:0
Player stats at NFL.com

Kendell Beckwith (born December 2, 1994) is an American football linebacker for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Louisiana State University (LSU).[1]

Professional career[edit]

Coming out of LSU, Beckwith was projected by the majority of NFL draft experts and scouts to be a third or fourth round draft pick. He received an invitation to the NFL combine, but was unable to perform any drills besides the bench press due to a torn ACL in his left knee that he suffered in November. On April 5, 2017, he attended LSU's pro day along with Leonard Fournette, Malachi Dupre, Jamal Adams, Ethan Pocic, Duke Riley, Tre'Davious White, and 11 other players. Beckwith was ranked was the fifth-best inside linebacker prospect by NFLDraftScout.com.[2]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 2 in
(1.88 m)
243 lb
(110 kg)
33 in
(0.84 m)
9 12 in
(0.24 m)
20 reps
All values from NFL Combine[3]

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected Beckwith in the third round (107th overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft.[4] On May 23, 2017, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed Beckwith to a four-year, $3.17 million contract that includes a signing bonus of $706,288.[5]

He competed with Cameron Lynch, Devante Bond, and Eric Nzeocha for a job as a starting outside linebacker. Head coach Dirk Koetter named him the starting strong side linebacker to begin the regular season. He made his professional regular season debut and his first career start during the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' season-opener against the Chicago Bears and recorded five solo tackles and deflected a pass in the 29–7 home victory at Raymond James Stadium.[6] On October 5, 2017, he recorded a season-high fourteen tackles in a 14–19 loss against the New England Patriots.[7]

On April 12, 2018, Beckwith was in a car accident with former LSU teammate Lamin Barrow and suffered a fractured ankle which required surgery.[8] He was placed on the reserve/non-football injury list on September 1, 2018 to start the season.[9]

On May 10, 2019, the Buccaneers placed Beckwith on the reserve/non-football injury list for the second consecutive season, due to ongoing problems arising from the accident.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kleinpeter, Jim (April 14, 2017). "LSU LB Kendell Beckwith gives NFL teams bang for their buck". NOLA.com. Retrieved April 19, 2018.
  2. ^ "Kendell Beckwith, DS #1 ILB, LSU". nfldraftscout.com. Retrieved October 30, 2017.
  3. ^ "NFL Draft Profile: Kendell Beckwith". NFL.com. Retrieved October 30, 2017.
  4. ^ "Buccaneers Draft Kendell Beckwith in Round 3". Buccaneers.com. April 29, 2017.
  5. ^ Kleinpeter, Jim (May 24, 2017). "Former LSU LB Kendell Beckwith signs contract with Tampa Bay". NOLA.com. Retrieved April 19, 2018.
  6. ^ Smith, Scott (September 18, 2017). "Bucs "D" Stops Run, Starts Turnover Binge". Buccaneers.com. Retrieved April 19, 2018.
  7. ^ "5 Key Takeaways from Buccaneers vs. Patriots". Tampa Bay Buccaneers. October 6, 2017. Retrieved April 19, 2018.
  8. ^ Laine, Jenna (April 19, 2018). "Bucs' Beckwith had surgery on fractured ankle". ESPN.com. Retrieved April 19, 2018.
  9. ^ Smith, Scott (September 1, 2018). "Robinson, Tandy Among Cuts as Bucs Get to 53". Buccaneers.com.
  10. ^ Smith, Scott (May 10, 2019). "LB Kendell Beckwith Placed on Reserve/NFI List". Buccaneers.com.

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