Photo of Aleric Mullins
Grade
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  • 6'1" Height
  • 32 1/4" Arm Length
  • 321LBS. Weight
  • 9 3/8" Hands

Overview

Mullins was in the rotation along the Carolina defensive line but never really was a full-time starter. He has good size with decent quickness, balance and lateral agility. He only flashes as an effective pass rusher but appears to have enough athleticism to improve in this area. He can penetrate gaps with good initial quickness, especially when in a stunting mode. He has active hands but is inconsistent to utilize them to shed vs. the run or counter as a pass rusher. He should be more powerful for his size and gives too much ground as an interior defender. Mullins has the raw talent to develop into a solid contributor at the next level but technique, strength and inconsistent effort are concerns.

Analysis

Strengths

Thickly built with very good speed. Has a good first step and the lateral agility to make plays in space. Possesses a strong upper body and rips and swims effectively when pass rushing. Displays good awareness and gets his hands up to knock down passes.

Weaknesses

Average power for his size and does not generate a good initial pop. Does not consistently fight to the whistle and finish plays. Pad level gets too high at times and he can be pushed around in the running game. Struggles to keep his weight down.
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.