Michael Dogbe

Temple
DE

Prospect Info

College
Temple
Hometown
Class
Morris Plains, NJ
r-Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 3"
284 lbs
33 1/2”
Hands
9 1/8”

Prospect Grade

5.28
NFL Backup or Special Teams Potential
How We Grade

2019 Draft Results

Drafted by
Arizona
Cardinals
Round 7 ‧ Pick 35

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Dogbe was the 2013 Newark Star-Ledger Player of the Year as a senior at Parsippany Hills High School after racking up 145 tackles, 40 for loss, and 22 sacks. He played in four games as a freshman for Temple (making three tackles), but redshirted the season. Dogbe played in 12 games as a backup the following year (14 tackles) before getting the starting nod in nine of 13 games as a sophomore (43 tackles, five for loss, 1.5 sacks). His production dropped a bit in 2017 (26 tackles, two for loss) as he only started six of 12 games played. Dogbe bounced back in a big way during his senior campaign, receiving a first-team All-American Athletic Conference nod from league coaches after accumulating 72 stops and leading the Owls with 12.5 tackles for loss, seven sacks, and three forced fumbles.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Rounds 6-7
NFL Comparison
John Franklin-Myers
Overview
Interior rush specialist who combines quick, strong hands and lateral quickness to generate consistent pocket heat. Dogbe is an athletic rusher with a diverse rush approach which should play in his favor, but he may not be impactful enough against the run to rise beyond a backup level player with sub-rush potential. Teams could see Dogbe as a 4-3 base end or a 3-4 rush end depending on their scheme.
Strengths
  • Given single-digit jersey representing toughness
  • Above-average body control
  • Fast hands in attacking blocks
  • Power to shed quickly and find tackle
  • Potential to play in 1 or 2-gap scheme
  • Stays active as mid-line rusher
  • Plus hand work to diversify his rush attack
  • Agile and athletic for edge to edge attacks
  • Able to swerve and tail scrambling quarterbacks
  • Spin moves works as effective rush and block counter
Weaknesses
  • Shorter than desired arm length for 5-technique
  • Instincts and run diagnosis appear to be just average
  • Inconsistent reading blocker's first steps
  • Finds himself behind reach blocks on zone plays
  • Tall off the snap and loses his leverage
  • Imbalance of power with lower body trailing upper body
  • Needs to set strong, sharper edge
  • Unable to drop anchor and make a stand when block rolls downhill on him

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GRADE
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