Jamil Demby NFL Draft 2018: Scouting Report for Los Angeles Rams' Pick

Matt Miller@nfldraftscoutNFL Draft Lead WriterApril 28, 2018

North squad offensive tackle Jamil Demby of Maine in action during the North teams practice for Saturday's Senior Bowl college football game in Mobile, Ala.,Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
Brynn Anderson/Associated Press

POSITIVES

—Four-year starter with plenty of experience.

—Quick feet given his size at 6'5", 335 pounds.

—Solid reach blocker who can latch on and bring his hips behind him to generate movement on the edge.

—Puncher's mentality and throws strikes early and often.

—Good awareness and recognition to identify targets at the second level.

           

NEGATIVES

—Is heavy and lacks the functional flexibility to drop his hips and win leverage battles consistently.

—Wants to strike first and will end up lunging at targets who can keep their distance. 

—He's a pusher more than a latch-on-and-drive-type of run-blocker. 

—Strikes wide and high far too often and will lose to technicians with good hand usage.

—Can't redirect weight with agile linebackers in space.

             

OVERALL

Jamil Demby played well at the Senior Bowl and handled most of his one-on-one reps with the consistency NFL teams want to see. He's a big tackle and has the weight to excel in a gap scheme. He'll have to become a more functional bender and pair flexibility and mobility with some of the heavy-handedness that he likes to insert into his playing style.

         

GRADE: 5.85 (Round 4)

PRO COMPARISON: Morgan Moses, Washington Redskins

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