Malik McDowell – 2017 NFL Draft Prospect Profile

Malik McDowell

DT

Basics:

Position College Jersey Number Class Scheme
DT Michigan State 4 JR

Measurements (* Denotes Pro Day or Personal Workout Numbers):

Listed Height Listed Weight Listed 40 Time Combine Height Combine Weight Arm Length Hand Size
6'6 285 4.92 6'6 295 34 3/4 10 1/2

Combine Results (* Denotes Pro Day or Personal Workout Numbers):

40 Time Vertical Broad Bench 3-Cone Short Shuttle
4.85 28.5 9'4 23 7.69 4.53

Overview:

McDowell has great size, he had good tackle numbers with 90, including 24.5 for loss. He was not the sack specialist that others were, but he still had decent sack numbers, with 7.5 career sacks. He gets good pressure on the QB, he bull rushes his way through the line to get the QB and backs, he has a knack for stripping the back of the ball. And is a disruptive defender. He is on the slower side, and does make some silly personal foul penalties. I expect McDowell to be a 1st round pick, and the first DT taken.

Strengths:

Has good size

Is a good pass rusher

Is a solid tackler

Has a non stop motor

Gets good pressure on the QB

Is in on every play

Does a good job of tackling the QB and back behind the line of scrimmage for a loss

Bull rushes to get through the offensive line

A sure fire tackler

Has put up decent sack numbers in the small amount of games he has played

Has a knack for stripping the back of the ball

Does not give up on any play

A disruptive defender

Weaknesses:

On the slow side but it does not hurt his overall game

Makes some silly personal foul penalties

Career Stats:

Games Played: 36

Tackles: 90

Tackles For Loss: 24.5

Sacks: 7.5

Interceptions: 1