Position: Interior Defensive Line
Weight: 309 pounds
NFL Combine Performance Data
40-Yard Dash: 4.98 seconds
Bench Press: 27 reps
McTelvin Agim 2020 NFL Draft Profile
After four successful years with Arkansas, defensive tackle McTelvin Agim is setting his sights on the NFL. The 6’-3”, 309 pound interior lineman is coming off his best season to date. As a senior, Agim recorded 22 run stops, seven sacks, three quarterback hits, and 18 hurries while playing in 532 snaps.
Agim was one of the most highly-sought after recruits when first joining the college football ranks. 24/7 Sports had Agim as a five-star prospect, the number one player in the State of Arkansas, and the 20th best player overall. It’s easy to see why he had so much fanfare, as Agim recorded 24 sacks as a senior while also scoring eight rushing touchdowns.
Agim first made a name for himself in the 2017 season. Playing in 609 snaps, the former five-star recruit ended the season with 11 run stops three sacks, three quarterback hits, and nine hurries. Agim built on that performance in 2018, recording 15 run stops, five sacks, six hits, and 13 hurries on 597 defensive snaps.
- Ideal size and build for the position;
- Wide variety of pass-rushing moves to catch linemen off guard;
- Good space eater;
- Can play both gaps and over tackle;
- Reportedly dominated at shrine game practices.
- Playing strength leaves something to be desired;
- Holds his own in the run game, but rarely convincingly wins his reps;
- Pedestrian athletic profile;
- Needs to refine hand work both when engaging blockers and when trying to shed his man;
- Can be overpowered at point of attack by larger linemen.
NFL Comparison: Dominique Easley
Projection: Round 4
Bottom Line on McTelvin Agim
McTelvin Agim is one of the more interesting late-round defensive tackle prospects in the draft. Instead of a straightforward bull rusher, Agim wins with a wide variety of pass-rushing moves that you don’t typically see from his position. This variety of moves combined with his ideal size gives him some intriguing pass rushing potential, although there is a good chance he never realizes that ceiling. Of course, he can also hold his own in the run game and Arkansas had him line up over the A gap, B gap, and off-tackle throughout the season. On top of that, he reportedly had a fantastic week of practices in the lead up to the Shrine Game, which is another good omen for his future.
The biggest weakness with Agim comes in his play strength. He’s not the strongest player in the draft and he can often get pushed around by larger offensive linemen. He’ll need to add some strength if he’s going to ever develop into a full-time starter, but his lack of athleticism makes it unlikely for him to ever become anything more than average.
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