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Anthony McFarland | DT | LSU | SEC
Selected by Tampa Bay Buccaneers in round 1, pick 15 (#15 overall)
Ht Wt 40 BP SS LS VJ BJ Grade
6'0" 299 4.85 25 4.28 - 34.0 9'5" 7.04
Anthony McFarland
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Although he is short, he is a very powerful and compact player. He has outstanding explosiveness and can run better than any DT in recent memory. He is a four year starter that has played both DT and DE and he has great inside penetration and quickness. He is a "one-gap" guy with an excellent 1st step and he has a knack for sliding through the hole. He was impressive at the Senior Bowl and may be the hottest DT on NFL draft boards. He is really a disruptive force and he also does an excellent job of playing the run, using a combination of strength and leverage. He has good overall instincts, locates the ball well and works to finish the play. He does a good job of staying on his feet and he uses his hands well to shed. NFL defensive line coaches are in love with this guy and his lack of height shouldn't be a problem on draft day.


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