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RJ McIntosh NFL Draft 2018: Scouting Report for New York Giants' Pick

Matt Miller@nfldraftscoutNFL Draft Lead WriterApril 28, 2018

Miami defensive lineman RJ McIntosh (80) sacks West Virginia quarterback Skyler Howard during the second half of the Russell Athletic Bowl NCAA college football game, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016, in Orlando, Fla. Miami won 31-14. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
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POSITIVES

—He has the speed and length of an end in a growing tackle's body.

—Has an impressive nose for the ball that creates opportunities to make plays.

—Better in a shaded technique when he can use explosiveness to knife gaps.

—Good eye discipline to get hands up and into throwing windows.

—First-step quickness is highly disruptive from an interior position.

                        

NEGATIVES

—Decent weight but doesn't have the desired frame and thickness.

—Doesn't have the anchor to compete against double-teams consistently.

—Poor balance that gets disrupted easily by down blocks.

—Hands are all over the place and don't show nuance of an effective pass-rusher.

—Path is destroyed when an offensive lineman gets the first punch into contact.

                 

OVERALL

McIntosh is a raw player who will have to use speed and quickness to be an effective interior defensive lineman at the next level. He has the potential to add muscle mass and lower-body thickness, and he'll have to if he expects to see legitimate playing time. He has all of the short-area burst that teams want to see but will be overwhelmed by power at the line of scrimmage if he can't beef up.

              

GRADE: 5.80 (Round 4-5)

PRO PLAYER COMPARISON: Darnell Dockett, retired

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