Alim McNeill
Defensive Tackle from NC State   Scouting Report
Alim McNeill
Height
6-2
Weight
320 lbs
College
NC State
Position
DT
Class
Junior
Home town
Raleigh NC
69.0/100
Player Rating
22
PositionRank
5.21
FortyYD Time
Sacks
1
Fumbles Forced
1
Tackles
25
Sol tackles
6

Alim McNeill DT NC State | NFL Draft 2021 Scouting Report

Alim McNeill DT NC State
NFL Draft 2021 Scouting Report

40-yard dash time: 5.21-seconds
Height: 6-2 Weight: 320 lbs
Position rank: #22
College Recruiting Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating Stars (81/100)
Recruiting Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating Stars (81/100)
Overall Rating: 69.0/100
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.

How other scouting services rate Alim McNeill (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
122.8
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
44.0