Alim McNeill
Alim McNeill  DT  NC State | NFL Draft 2021 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Alim McNeill
Height
6-2
Weight
320
College
NC State
Position
DT
Class
Junior
Home town
Raleigh
69.0/100
Player Rating
23
PositionRank (DL)
5.21
FortyYD Time
Sacks
1
Fumbles Forced
1
Tackles
25
Sol tackles
6

Alim McNeill DT NC State | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Alim McNeill DT NC State
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Overall Rank: #136 Position Rank: #23 (DL)
40 time: 5.21 seconds
Height: 6-2 Weight: 320
Overall Rating: 69.0 / 100
Game performance weighted rating
Tackling:
64%
Pass Rush:
78%
Run Defense:
87%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 5th Position rank: #23
College Games: 36 College Snaps: 1368
ESPN College Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars (81/100)
College Combine Results
OVR Rank: #122 Pos Rank: #25 State Rank: #8
College Combine Results
Detroit Lions Drafted: 2021: ROUND: 3 - Pick Number: 72 (DET)
Strengths
  • Delivers a strong punch and uses his hands to shed blocks to make plays in the hole or outside the box. Uses lower-body strength to anchor inside.
  • Rarely goes to the ground, showing good balance from his high school wrestling days.
  • Provides some secondary interior pass rush, getting most penetration when playing three technique.
  • Can make the impressive chest-to-chest bear hug tackle in the hole due to his ability to wreak havoc in the backfield.
  • Played with good leverage, even on the nose, despite average bulk. Hustle defender with a good bull rush inside that can close and get home when quarterbacks leave the pocket.
Weaknesses
  • Must improve hand use and read-and-react skills. Lacks the violent hands to shed and can be eliminated by double-team blocks.
  • Good strength, though his marginal arm length limits his ability to grab hold of ballcarriers as they run by.
  • Might be limited to one-gap systems. Agility isn't a question but misses tackles when he doesn't square and break down.
  • He struggles with leverage off the snap and plays too tall, limiting his effectiveness as a pass rusher.
  • Isn't able to consistently shed blocks and makes plays in the hole.
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How other scouting services rate Alim McNeill (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
122.8
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
25.0
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