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Roddrick Muckelroy (LB)
  • Height:
    6'2"
  • Weight:
    246 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    32 1/2 in.
  • Hand Size:
    9 1/4 in.
  • College:
    Texas
  • Conference:
    Big 12
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Selected by: Cincinnati Bengals
Round: 4
Pick (Overall): 33 (131)
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Pick Analysis: The Bengals pick up Roddrick Muckelroy to bolster their depth a linebacker. The Texas standout has good instincts and awareness, and plays much faster than he tested during workouts. Given the Bengals' immense talent at the position, he will have to make his contributions as a special teams player during his rookie season.

Overview

Muckelroy has an excellent combination of size, strength and athleticism for the linebacker position. Muckelroy is a hard-nosed high energy athlete that plays with great instincts and discipline within the Longhorns defensive scheme. He uses his hands well to control and separate from blockers which allow him to maintain great leverage as a run defender. He understands angles and run fits in the Texas 4-3 front. Muckelroy is a solid coverage defender as he understands route progressions along with enough agility, quickness and speed to be effective in combination zone schemes. He doesn’t possess elite range but his quickness, balance and instincts get him to the ball regularly. Muckelroy is an excellent football player with versatility and enough tools to have an impact in his rookie season.


Strengths

Muckelroy has the size, strength and athleticism you look for in a 4-3 outside linebacker. Was a highly productive player in college. Possesses rare instincts when diagnosing the play. Plays with outstanding toughness flying around to the football. Has tremendous work ethic and leadership skills that coaches love to see in their linebackers.

Weaknesses

Durability concerns early in his career are the only true red flags when evaluating Muckelroy. At times, can have trouble disengaging from blockers. Can be engulfed by bigger lineman at the point of attack. Is not a real striker as a tackler. Doesn’t have elite speed but makes up for it with his instincts.

Grade

5.8

 

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