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Joe Kruger | Defensive End

Team: Utah Utes
Age / DOB:  (26) / 6/4/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'7" / 280

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Eagles selected Utah DE Joe Kruger with the No. 212 overall pick.
Kruger (6-foot-6 1/4, 269) is the younger brother of Browns $40 million linebacker Paul Kruger. Joe is more of a classic down lineman who played both end positions for the Utes, tallying nine career sacks, 14 tackles for loss, and three forced fumbles. Kruger ran 4.83 at the Combine with a 1.75 ten-yard split and 34-inch vertical. We expect him to line up at the five technique position in the Eagles new three man front. Sat, Apr 27, 2013 05:52:00 PM

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Utah DL Joe Kruger has visited the New York Jets and Philadelphia Eagles.

Kruger is a possible end in a 3-4 scheme, which means he could very well be a fit for either team. He led the Utes with six sacks in his final season and has NFL bloodlines, with brother Paul making an impact as a pass-rusher.
Wed, Apr 17, 2013 06:05:00 PM

Utah junior DE Joe Kruger will forgo his final season of eligibility and enter the 2013 NFL Draft.

The stud among the Utes defensive line is Star Lotulelei, but Kruger offers strength on the edge. He could project as an end in a three man front, a position that is usually drafted earlier than expected. He led the team with six sacks in 2012 and has NFL pedigree, as Kruger's brother Paul was the Baltimore Ravens' best pass rusher this past season.
Wed, Jan 2, 2013 02:22:00 PM