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Grade
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  • 38.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6'3" Height
  • 33" Arm Length
  • 268LBS. Weight
  • 10 1/8" Hands

Overview

Middleton was a three-year starter for the Hoosiers. He has a good combination of size, strength and athleticism for the DE position, but he doesn't have great initial quickness and burst off the line of scrimmage. He does run well, though, and has good lateral agility and balance for his size. He lacks consistent hand use and needs lots of technique work. He does have natural power at the point of attack but again is inconsistent with his pad level versus the run. He flashes as a pass rusher but needs an expanded pass-rush package (moves and counters) to contribute at the next level. He doesn't always react quickly as plays unfold and his instincts can be questionable. Middleton has some tools to build on but is an underachiever with character concerns which will hinder his draft status.

Analysis

Strengths

Middleton is tall enough with a thick muscular build. Has a good first step and knocks blockers back. Strong inside rusher who shows an effective bull rush. Nimble for his size and shows the ability to make plays in open space.

Weaknesses

Stands up too tall and loses leverage. Lacks a pass-rushing repertoire and struggles to consistently get pressure. Shows a poor compete level and takes too many plays off. Weight fluctuates too often and there are serious questions about his work ethic and character.
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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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