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Eddie Vanderdoes | Defensive Tackle

Team: UCLA Bruins
Age / DOB:  (22) / 10/13/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 325

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UCLA redshirt junior DL Eddie Vanderdoes announced he will enter the 2017 NFL Draft.
An NFL scout recently told the LA Times Vanderdoes is "more of a run player than a pass rusher, but he’s kind of sneaky. He knows how to slip off guys." Vanderdoes follows in the footsteps of former teammate Kenny Clark, who was selected in the first round by the Packers. Vanderdoes missed the entire 2015 season due to a torn ACL. UCLA will lose a good amount of talent to the NFL. Tue, Nov 29, 2016 10:09:00 AM
Source: LA Times

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UCLA redshirt junior DL Eddie Vanderdoes (knee) said he's been "pretty much 100 percent for two months."

Vanderdoes believes he'll start the opener at Texas A&M on Sept. 3. He suffered a torn ACL in the second quarter of last season's opener against Virginia and missed the rest of the campaign. "I was in shock. I had no clue. They told me I had totally torn my ACL and meniscus," he said. "I honestly wanted to get a second opinion ... I felt like I could have played the rest of the season." At that time, the 6-foot-4, 305-pound was seen as a first-round candidate. "I don’t even think about the NFL right now," he said. "What’s the point? I’ve got to play college football first. I’ve got to show my knee injury isn’t an issue. I need to do the things that are going to get me there, which is help my football team win."
Source: ESPN
Thu, Jul 14, 2016 06:02:00 PM

UCLA junior DL Eddie Vanderdoes announced he will return to campus in 2016.

Vanderdoes suffered a torn ACL in early September against Virginia and missed the remainder of the season. He had compiled 87 tackles (10 for a loss) across his first two seasons on campus. ESPN's Travis Haney says he's the No. 50 returning player in all of college football. "The 6-foot-3, 305-pound space-eater, who also moonlights as a blocker on offense, recently announced he will return to school," he wrote. "That’s a boost for a defense already losing NFL-bound tackle Kenny Clark and several other defenders."
Tue, Jan 19, 2016 09:46:00 AM

UCLA junior DL Eddie Vanderdoes will miss the remainder of the 2015 season due to a torn ACL suffered against Virginia.

Vanderdoes knew something was wrong with his knee during the game but not the severity, so he returned to action and continued to play until the third quarter. Many considered Vanderdoes and Kenny Clark one of the best defensive line duos in the country. Watch to see if UCLA's run defense takes a step back without Vanderdoes, as that is his best trait. The junior could redshirt this season and return in 2016.
Sun, Sep 6, 2015 11:16:00 PM

UCLA junior DT Eddie Vanderdoes suffered a knee injury in Saturday's 34-16 victory over Virginia.

Vanderdoes’ knee "locked up on him" early in the game, according to UCLA HC Jim Mora, but he didn't leave until collapsing in third quarter after helping up NT Kenny Clark. The Bruins sent Vanderdoes for an examination Sunday. They are awaiting results. The 6-foot-3, 305-pound Vanderdoes logged 50 tackles, 5.5 TFL and two sacks last year to earn honorable mention Pac-12 honors.
Source: LA Times
Sun, Sep 6, 2015 08:58:00 PM

UCLA junior DT Eddie Vanderdoes is "better at stuffing the run than attacking quarterbacks" but "often arrives with a thud as a tackler," observes CBS Sports' Rob Rang.

It's best to view Vanderhoes and DT Kenny Clark as unmovable objects who eat up blockers to allow UCLA's LBs, now led by Myles Jack, to make plays. That's not to say either is one-dimensional, however. "Vanderdoes has just average initial burst off the ball, though he does show some lateral agility to elude blockers as well as the vision and spatial awareness to 'feel' blockers around him," Rang wrote. "He's powerful; incorporating a strong slap to knock would-be blockers away and the leg drive to simply walk opposing blockers into the pocket." The 6-foot-3, 305-pounder posted 50 tackles, 5.5 TFL and two sacks last year to earn honorable mention Pac-12 accolades for the second straight season. Rang thinks he could stand to improve conditioning and lose some gut fat, which he posits may be causing the prospect to play a little high. "He's not yet as polished as Clark but Vanderdoes' powerful game will also attract plenty of attention from scouts looking for a tw
Source: CBS Sports
Tue, Aug 4, 2015 12:39:00 PM

Sports on Earth's Matt Brown ranks UCLA junior DT DT Eddie Vanderdoes as the 14th-best defensive tackle in the country.

The 6-foot-3, 305-pounder didn't miss a game last season, logging 50 tackles, 5.5 TFL and two sacks. He also rushed for a touchdown against Utah. "Vanderdoes has teamed with Kenny Clark to give the Bruins an exceptional pair of tackles to lead the defensive front," Brown wrote. "A five-star recruit out of high school, Vanderdoes initially signed with Notre Dame, but he changed his mind and ended up at UCLA, where he's made an impact since day one in 2013." Vanderoes may ultimately be slightly underrated by the public, as his primary job in UCLA's defense is keeping ILB Myles Jack clean by making life hell on interior offensive lineman.
Mon, Jul 13, 2015 11:57:00 PM

UCLA junior DT DT Eddie Vanderdoes will be "an early draft pick eventually -- whether that's next year or the following year is anyone's guess," believes ESPN's Kyle Bonagura.

"The main thing for Vanderdoes is health," Bonagura wrote. "When healthy, he's shown he can be a force up front, but there's a sense his checkered injury history has somewhat slowed his development." The 6-foot-3, 305-pounder didn't miss a game last season, a nice first step in proving his reliability to evaluators. He'll be tasked with keeping blockers off of ILB Myles Jack this season.
Mon, Jun 1, 2015 07:40:00 PM

Freshman DT Eddie Vanderdoes, who initially signed with Notre Dame, has been ruled eligible for UCLA this season, according to Rick Kimbrel.

Vanderdoes changed his mind prior to even playing with Notre Dame, drawing some negative responses. Notre Dame did not initially release Vanderdoes from his letter of intent, therefore he would have to sit out a season if he indeed did transfer. Vanderdoes went to the NCAA to appeal the decision, and after the first appeal was denied, the second reportedly passed.
Wed, Jul 31, 2013 08:43:00 AM