John Franklin-Myers NFL Draft 2018: Scouting Report for Los Angeles Rams' Pick

Matt Miller@nfldraftscoutNFL Draft Lead WriterApril 28, 2018

Stephen F Austin defensive lineman John Franklin-Myers runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Sunday, March 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
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POSITIVES

—Late sleeper wasn't invited to the Senior Bowl or Shrine Game but got a combine invite.

—A three-year starter at Stephen F. Austin, with three selections to at least the All-Southland Conference second team.

—Has the build for a 5-technique with the play strength to handle locking the edge.

—Super aggressive off the snap and can whip blockers with a powerful first step.

—True developmental player who would need a year to work on his football IQ and strength.

                          

NEGATIVES

—Has seen little NFL talent across from him.

—Technique is raw. He doesn't fight with his hands or use his length to properly keep blockers off his body.

—Plays stiff and might be best by filling out his 6'4", 292-pound frame and playing in a 3-4 end role.

—Average lateral agility and overall athleticism. Doesn't wow with his athleticism or length.

—Scouts told us he looked good at the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl but would have been lost at a bigger all-star game.

                  

OVERALL

John Franklin-Myers is the ultimate "draft and stash" defensive lineman in this class. He needs time to get his processor up to speed and work on the technique that would allow him to use his athleticism on the defensive line.

                                                       

GRADE: 5.60 (Round 6)

PRO PLAYER COMPARISON: Cory Redding, retired

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