Malik McDowell Scouting Report - Fueled by Sports

Malik McDowell Scouting Report

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Malik McDowell’s Info

College: Michigan State
Class: Junior
Hometown: Detroit, MI
Height: 6’6″
Weight: 295
Position: DT
Position Ranking: 1
40 Time: 4.85

Malik McDowell’s Scouting Report


  • Very athletic for a guy his size
  • Strong upper body
  • Quick hands
  • Long arms
  • Good speed for a guy his size
  • 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
  • Aggressive
  • High motor
  • Ability to make plays outside of the hashes
  • Instinctive
  • 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
  • Doesn’t break up many passes
  • Too emotional at times
  • Footwork

Pro Comparison

Draft Projection

  • Mid First to Mid Second Round


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