Photo of Alex Magee
Grade
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  • 5.09 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 30 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 29.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 103.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.52 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.55 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'3" Height
  • 298LBS. Weight

Overview

A 22-game starter his first three seasons with the Boilermakers at defensive tackle, Magee moved outside to defensive end as a senior. While the switch didn't pay off with eye-popping statistics in 2008 (28 tackles, six tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks), Magee did show versatility in the switch and scouts were already intrigued by his combination of size, strength and hand technique. A strong week of practice at the Senior Bowl has Magee's stock escalating as the draft approaches and, unlike some of this year's better defensive line prospects, all teams see elements of Magee's game that can fit in their scheme.

Analysis

Strengths

Positives: Stout build with room for at least an additional 5-10 pounds of mass. ... Versatile defender with experience at defensive tackle and defensive end. ... Can create problems up front with good initial quickness off the snap. ... Quick, active hands to slap away the blockers' attempts to latch on to him. ... Good strength to disengage. ... Good overall strength for holding up at the point of attack. ... Can push the pocket as a bull-rusher. ... Effective short-area tackler who flashes some burst. ... Helped himself with a standout week of practice for the Senior Bowl, demonstrating better redirection and hand technique in pass-rush drills than scouts anticipated. Negatives: Inconsistent. Flashes, but rarely puts together a string of standout plays. ... Viewed as a bit of a "tweener" by some. ... Flashes initial quickness off the snap but lacks the speed and flexibility to get around the edge teams prefer for weak-side defensive ends. ... Can come off the snap too high and lose leverage in the running game. ... Isn't stout enough to handle the double-team inside. ... Doesn't make enough plays behind the line of scrimmage due to inconsistent lateral quickness. ... Needs an open lane to make plays. ... May struggle to locate the ball.
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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.
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