Although Magee still has collegiate eligibility, he’s been drafted three times –- by Major League Baseball teams. The Boston Red Sox picked him in the 23rd round (No. 721 overall) in 2012 after previously being selected by the Oakland Athletics (21st round, 2011) and Tampa Bay Rays (29th, 2008). His statistics in three years with the Sun Devils’ ball club, however, weren’t exceptional; he hit just .103 in 29 at-bats in 27 games. Given the productivity, strength and athleticism he showed on the gridiron his first three years at ASU, it seems as though his future might lie in the National Football League.
Unfortunately, his 2011 season ended before it began. He tore his left Achilles in preseason work, causing him to redshirt. There were big expectations for Magee based on his work as a junior, when he started 11 of 12 games played on the weak side, made 73 tackles, five for loss, and 1.5 sacks. He also flashed talent in his freshman (played eight games, 11 tackles) and sophomore seasons (one start in 12 games, 34 tackles, seven for loss, two sacks), losing four games in 2008 due to injury. Upon his return from injury in 2012, Magee had the first 100-plus tackle (113) season for the Sun Devils since current Atlanta Falcons player Robert James achieved the feat in 2007. 12.5 of Magee's tackles were for loss, and he also recorded 6.5 sacks and two interceptions. He earned second-team All-Pac 12 honors.
A plus athlete, possessing excellent speed and agility for his thick, compact build. Reliable open field tackler when keeping his feet, using his foot quickness, tenacity and strength to stop receivers and backs quickly after contact. Excellent movement skills greatly aid his coverage ability, can cover slot receivers and running backs alike. Strong zone presence, taking away an out route then crashing down on the underneath receiver in a hurry. Thick lower body allows him to plug holes and hold his ground when necessary, also brings power in his punch to shock linemen attempting to reach him at the second level. His speed and agility also makes him a dangerous blitzer off the edge.
Achilles injury appeared to take some of his speed and man coverage skills. Lack of height will hurt his draft stock with some teams, gives up several inches to tight ends and larger receivers who he’ll be covering. Average length hurts him against linemen blocks. Often leaves his feet to make tackles and gets overaggressive attacking ballcarriers, allowing back to elude him with a quick cut. Needs to focus on football, setting aside baseball, in order to succeed at the next level.
This two-sport athlete has already been drafted three times by Major League Baseball teams. He’s came back from a torn left Achilles which took away some of his speed, but he still has good agility, physicality, and instincts, which means he'll likely hear his name called on draft day.
Future Hall of Famer
A once-in-a-generation type prospect who could change how his position is played
An impact player with the ability/intangibles to become a Pro Bowl player. Expect to start immediately except in a unique situation (i.e. behind a veteran starter).
A quality player who will contribute to the team early on and is expected to develop into a starter. A reliable player who brings value to the position.
A prospect with the ability to make team as a backup/role player. Needs to be a special teams contributor at applicable positions. Players in the high range of this category might have long-term potential.
A player with solid measurables, intangibles, college achievements, or a developing skill that warrants an opportunity in an NFL camp. In the right situation, he could earn a place on a 53-man roster, but most likely will be a practice squad player or a camp body.