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Terrell McClain (DL)
  • Height:
    6'2"
  • Weight:
    297 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    32 3/4 in.
  • Hand Size:
    10 1/8 in.
  • College:
    South Florida
  • Conference:
    AAC
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Selected by: Carolina Panthers
Round: 3
Pick (Overall): 1 (65)

Pick Analysis: The Panthers pick up a much-needed interior defender with size, strength and power with the selection of McClain. He gives them a physical player at the point of attack and should energize the unit with his presence along the interior.
Combine Stats
  • 40 Yard Dash5.0 sec
  • Bench Press29.0 reps
  • Vertical Jump28.0 inch
  • Broad Jump104.0 inch
  • 3 Cone Drill7.48 sec
  • 20 Yard Shuttle4.56 sec
  • 60 Yard Shuttle- -
Buzz

Overview

McClain is a very disruptive run defender that should be able to contribute immediately in a defensive line rotation. He gets off the ball quickly and has the foot speed to penetrate gaps on stunts. He also has fast strong hands to engage and disengage in an instant to get in running lanes and after the quarterback. He is not an experienced pass rusher at this point, but he has the potential to improve due to his quick feet and hands. McClain brings it on every down and he should not last past the second round.


Strengths

McClain is tall enough with very good bulk. Possesses a quick first step and the lateral agility to stunt and slant effectively. Uses quick active hands to shed and gain penetration. Has the range to make plays outside the tackle box. Tough kid with a relentless motor that fights through double teams.

Weaknesses

Does not have the lower body strength to be a two-gap defender and consistently anchor against the run. Not an experienced pass rusher that lacks a powerful bull rush and a repertoire of counter moves. Loses leverage and balance too often. Takes poor pursuit angles at times.

Grade

6.9

 

Video Playlist

  1. Panthers take Terrell McClain No. 65

    Published: April 29, 2011 at 09:00 p.m.

    Former Panthers FB Brad Hoover announces South Florida DT Terrell McClain with the 65th overall pick.

  2. 2011 combine workout: Terrell McClain

    Published: March 11, 2011 at 06:04 p.m.

    Watch South Florida DT Terrell McClain work out at the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine.

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