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Pernell McPhee (DL)
  • Height:
    6'3"
  • Weight:
    278 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    34 3/8 in.
  • Hand Size:
    9 in.
  • College:
    Mississippi St.
  • Conference:
    SEC
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Selected by: Baltimore Ravens
Round: 5
Pick (Overall): 34 (165)

Pick Analysis: McPhee gives the Ravens a versatile defender to use in a variety of ways along their front. He has some rush skills that could help out the Ravens.
Combine Stats
  • 40 Yard Dash4.93 sec
  • Bench Press20.0 reps
  • Vertical Jump28.5 inch
  • Broad Jump107.0 inch
  • 3 Cone Drill7.13 sec
  • 20 Yard Shuttle4.59 sec
  • 60 Yard Shuttle- -
Buzz

Overview

McPhee brings a hard-working, run-stopping presence and can fit in both the 4-3 or 3-4 defensive fronts. Holds his ground but can struggle to get off blocks. When he disengages, makes plays at him and in pursuit on the backside. Can get to the quarterback with a no-nonsense, straight-lined bull rush approach, but isn't going to beat NFL offensive tackles with speed and burst. Durable, tough and relentless but limited by his lack of explosive athleticism. McPhee could become a starter during his career and likely comes off the board in the mid rounds.


Strengths

McPhee's a productive, durable prospect. Uses strength and power to bull rush his way to the quarterback. Closes well for a bigger end. Very stout at the point of attack against the run. Can hold the edge or move inside and still anchor. Motor doesn't stop until the play's over.

Weaknesses

Doesn't possess great get off or speed to consistently get the edge. Doesn't show a versatile arsenal of pass rushing moves. Holds up well at the point, but needs to get better with his hands and shed quicker. Awareness needs to improve some. Not an overly fluid or smooth athlete.

Grade

5.2

 

Video Playlist

  1. Pernell McPhee vignette

    Published: March 24, 2011 at 04:11 p.m.

    Get to know Mississippi State DE Pernell McPhee and find out why he says he can be a dangerous defensive end.

  2. 2011 combine workout: Pernell McPhee

    Published: March 11, 2011 at 06:08 p.m.

    Watch Mississippi State DL Pernell McPhee participate at the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine.

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