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Malik McDowell Scouting Report

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Updated: September 19, 2016

Malik McDowell’s Info

College: Michigan State
Class: Junior
Hometown: Detroit, MI
Height: 6’6″
Weight: 280
Position: DT
Position Ranking: 1
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Malik McDowell’s Scouting Report

More in-depth scouting report coming soon


  • Very athletic for a guy his size
  • Strong upper body
  • Quick hands
  • Has the potential to be a furious pass rusher
  • Versatile, can play any spot on the defensive line (could be 3-4 DE or 4-3 DT)
  • Quick first step
  • Good run stopper
  • High motor
  • Can cover a lot of ground
  • Very high upside


  • His height causes him to play too tall at times
  • Needs to improve his block shedding

Pro Comparison

Draft Projection

  • Early to Mid First Round

Last Thought

McDowell is one of the better prospects in the country and could easily be a candidate to go number one overall in the 2017 draft.

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8/8/16 – Malik McDowell Says He’ll Stay at MSU Unless He’s A Projected Top 3 Pick –
8/4/16 – Teammates and Coaches Say Hype for McDowell is Justified –


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