MJ Anderson
MJ Anderson  DL  Iowa State | NFL Draft 2023 Souting Report - Portrait Image
MJ Anderson
Height
6-2
Weight
269
College
Iowa State
Position
DL/EDGE
Class
Junior
Home town
Saint Louis, MO
71.0/100
Player Rating
70
PositionRank (DL)
5.05
FortyYD Time
Sacks
3.5
Fumbles Forced
Tackles
37
Sol tackles
20

MJ Anderson DL/EDGE Iowa State | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

MJ Anderson DL/EDGE Iowa State
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

SUB-POSITION: VERSATILE DL
Last Updated: 03/25/2023
Draft Year: 2023
40 time: 5.05 seconds (33%*)
Age: 23.2 DOB: 01/15/2001
Measurables:
Height: 6-2 (22%*) Weight: 269 (25%*)
Hands: 9 1/4 (21%*) Arm: 33 3/4 (58%*) Span: 82 (79%*)
Forty: 5.05 (P) (33%*) Shuttle: 4.69 (P) (24%*)
Vertical: 33 (C) (68%*) Broad: 113 (P) (61%*)
Three Cone: 7.78 (P) (17%*)
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(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
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SUB-POSITION: VERSATILE DL
Last Updated: 03/25/2023
Draft Year: 2023
40 time: 5.05 seconds (33%*)
Age: 23.2 DOB: 01/15/2001
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 6-2 (22%*) Weight: 269 (25%*)
Hands: 9 1/4 (21%*) Arm: 33 3/4 (58%*)
Span: 82 (79%*)
Forty: 5.05 (P) (33%*) Shuttle: 4.69 (P) (24%*)
Vertical: 33 (C) (68%*) Broad: 113 (P) (61%*)
3 Cone: 7.78 (P) (17%*)
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other
(HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
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Overall Rating: 71.0 / 100
Average rating of opposition Offense player has faced
Offense Rating:
80%
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Tackling:
41%
Pass Rush:
73%
Run Defense:
75%
DRAFT PROJECTION: UDFA
Overall Rank: #389 Position rank: #70
College Games: 28 College Snaps: 608
Grade: 3 ESPN  Stars 3 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 74/100
Grade: 247 Sports 3  Stars 247 Sports 88 Stars 247 RATING: 88/100
Grade: 3 Stars 3 Stars RIVALS RATING: 5.6 (92%)
Draft Profile: Bio
MJ Anderson from Christian Brothers College High School was rated a 3-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 3-star grade by 247 Sports. After high school, Anderson joined Minnesota.

In 2019 as a freshman Anderson saw action in just one game and played a total of 3 snaps for the Golden Gophers. He recorded no tackles, no assists, while adding no stops.

As a sophomore for the Golden Gophers in 2020 Anderson played in 5 games and took part in 65 snaps for the Golden Gophers. He recorded just one tackle, one assist, while adding 2 stops. As a pass rusher, he chalked up 5 total pressures, and 3 QB hurries, one QB hit, and one sack during the year.

In 2021 as a junior Anderson played in 10 games and contributed on 176 snaps. He recorded just 6 tackles, 3 assists while making 6 stops. As a pass rusher, he produced 10 total pressures, which included 7 QB hurries, 2 QB hits, and one sack on the year.

After season's end Anderson transferred to Iowa State where as a senior for the Cyclones in 2022 Anderson played 12 games and took part in 364 snaps for the Cyclones. He also added 24 tackles, 5 assists, and 23 stops. As a pass rusher, he tallied 19 total pressures, which included 12 QB hurries, 3 QB hits, and 4 sacks on the season.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Flashes nimble feet to chase running backs and mobile quarterbacks to the sideline when lined up at end. Spins off blocks to get back into the play.
  • Plays with leverage at the point of attack whether inside or outside. Keeps eyes in the backfield when inside; moves linemen to either side with strong hands.
  • He’s a high-motor player, and Anderson shows good enough hand use, as well as a tight spin move, to win as an edge rusher.
  • Combines excellent power with initial quickness, but one of his best attributes are his violent hands, which he uses with impressive precision.
  • Anderson has a wide base and a low center of gravity to hold his ground, as well as the upper-body strength to shed blockers.
  • A technician with a high motor, he has a variety of moves and displays exceptionally good hand use. Anderson shows a strong finishing burst and has the power to hold at the point of attack as a run defender.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Doesn’t have explosive athleticism, and Anderson lacks the quickness to consistently win as an edge burner. He’s going to have to win through creativity and effort.
  • Anderson has to develop a counter move or two in the pass rush, and he needs to make better use of his hands.
  • Not overly flexible or loose. Limited, predictable pass-rush arsenal. Struggles to locate the ball at times and needs to do a better job with his read-and-react skills.

MJ Anderson percentiles vs other Defensive Lines (NFL Combine historically - higher value represents better perfomance)

How other scouting services rate MJ Anderson (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
251.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
54.0
*Percentile Ranking in Player's Position Group (NFL Combine Historical Data): This percentile reflects how a player's specific statistics rank in comparison to historical performances at the NFL Combine, specifically within their position group. A higher percentile indicates a better performance. For instance, being in the 90th percentile for a particular stat means the player outperformed 90% of their peers in that category.

*Similarity Percentage: This percentage is calculated based on a comprehensive analysis of various factors, including height, weight, 40-yard dash times, on-field performance statistics, and overall player rating. The analysis is conducted against our database of draft prospects from 2021 to 2023. This similarity score helps in evaluating how closely a current prospect aligns with past prospects. It is important to note, however, that this score reflects similarities based on college production and attributes, and does not account for eventual success or performance in the NFL.