Luckily for him his raw talent landed him a spot on the practice squad.
His time on the practice squad would be well spent, as he would eventually work his way onto the active roster by earning himself a spot on Darren Rizzi’s special teams units.
In Joe Philbin’s season concluding press conference he was asked which rookie impressed him and was expecting big things from the next year.
And to everyone’s surprise the name he mentioned wasn’t the ones that headlined this year’s rookie class like Ryan Tannehill, Olivier Vernon and Lamar Miller, it was the unassuming fifth round pick from Oregon who experienced the harshness and rewards the NFL has to offer.
With little Linebacking depth on the roster and starters Burnett and Dansby getting up there in age, Kaddu has a great opportunity to carve out a niche and establish himself as a trusted contributor to the team’s future success.