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Malcolm Koonce

EDGE

Buffalo

Strengths 

6'2"

Height

Weight

249

Bench
40-Time
10-Time
20-Time
Vertical
Broad Jump
20-Shuttle
60-Shuttle
3-Cone
Hand
Arm
Wingspan

Final Grade

7.6

Injury History

Games Evaluated

Ohio (19)//Kent St(19)//Penn St (19)

Team Fit

BUF

SEA

ATL

All around solid DE. He is good against both the run and pass and is great at setting the edge. Has very good play recognition and stops almost every reverse/misdirection that comes his way. Has very flexible hips, which makes a successful pass rusher. He can dip right under an offensive lineman without ever losing momentum. He is also a strong finisher and tackler, which is something that should really stand out to NFL teams.

Weaknessess

Can play too conservative at times, so doesn't always have a great first step. Doesn't use his hands enough and can be stifled because of it, even though he is a strong player. Limited pass rush repertoire, only uses a few moves and can get caught going to the well too often. Will need to learn more techniques in order to be as effective at the next level.

Big Picture

Koonce is a physical presence on the D-Line, which is going to standout with teams because he isn't a huge player. He very good against both run and pass and is a great tackler. He also a smart football and has great play recognition. I think his strength in tackling and recognition will help him see playing sooner than he might have seen, because there are still things he will need learn and fine tune at the next. He was very successful with the few pass rush moves he has, so stuck with them didn't and expand his repertoire. I think that is one area he will definitely need to work on, if he wants to be a successful NFL DE.

Player Comp

Jerry Hughes, Dwight Freeney

Draft Projection

Athleticism:

7.66

Lateral Agility
Flexibility
Explosiveness
Playing Strength
Balance
7.5
7.8
7.7
7.5
7.8

7.46

Pass Rush Ability:

First-Step Quickness
Use of Hands
Leverage
Pass Rush Moves
Finish Ability
7.5
7.3
7.6
7.2
7.7

Big Play Ability

Against The Run:

7.8

Set the Edge
Stack and Shed
Range
Gap Shooting Ability
Tackling
8
7.7
7.7
7.8
7.8

Competitiveness:

7.7

Toughness
Consistency/Motor
Disruption
7.6
7.8
7.7

Intelligence:

7.7

Awareness
Play Recognition
Position Versatility
7.8
7.7
7.6