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McTelvin Agim

Defensive Line

#94

Experience: R

Height: 6-3

Age: 22

Weight: 309 lbs

College: Arkansas

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Biography

Agim (pronounced UH-geem) was the Gatorade Arkansas Player of the Year and All-American as a high school senior after racking up 24 sacks. The five-star prospect enrolled a semester early and then played in all 13 games his freshman season with the Razorbacks, starting the final five (27 tackles, 5.5 for loss, 2.5 sacks) to land on the SEC All-Freshman squad. Agim started 11 of 12 games played as a sophomore (37 tackles, 7.5 for loss, 2.5 sacks, three pass breakups, two forced fumbles). He led Arkansas with 10 tackles for loss in 12 starts in 2018, racking up 45 stops, 4.5 sacks, and three forced fumbles. Agim topped his squad with 8.5 tackles for loss and five sacks in 2019, posting 39 total tackles and forcing a fumble in 12 starts.

Overview

Agim is a work in progress with only one season as a full-time defensive tackle after playing defensive end previously. While his technique and fundamentals are still in a developmental stage as an interior defender, elements like hand placement and ball awareness are expected at defensive end, so it is a little disappointing they are behind. He has snap quickness to become a better one-gap penetrator and rush talent to build upon if he can attack with a better plan and more urgency. He's not strong enough to withstand NFL power at the point of attack so development of strength and technique will be critical if he is to become a rotational 4-3 defensive tackle.

Strengths

  • Has experience as base end and defensive tackle
  • Girthy lower half
  • Whipped what was in front of him at the East-West Shrine Bowl practices
  • Makes plays on the other side of the line and forces fumbles
  • Comes off ball with good pad level
  • Lateral agility to soak up tackles near his gap
  • Has spin counter to separate from run blocks
  • Edge rusher's awareness of how to beat outside hand
  • Uses slap-rip to burrow into pocket
  • Closing quickness once he has quarterback in his sights
  • Should improve with more technique work as defensive tackle

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