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Marcus Valdez

EDGE

Boston College

Strengths 

6'0''

Height

Weight

259

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

Final Grade

5.95

Torn ACL (2017), Hand (2021)

Injury History

Games Evaluated

NC State(2022), Syracuse(2022), Georgia Tech(2021), Wake(2021), UNC(2020)

Team Fit

NYJ

KC

HOU

Valdez strongest attribute athletically is with his flexibility when he is bending his knees and reaching for tackles. His explosiveness is there with him and it is showed with his first steps. Valdez does a solid job setting the edge and has decent range when in pursuit of defenders. His technique with the way he tackles is smooth and does a solid job wrapping his arms when making tackles. Valdez plays with toughness, a motor, and can cause a disruption, especially when forcing fumbles. Valdez has decent awareness and has position versatility as he was at points lined up as a linebacker as well as DE/EDGE.

Weaknessess

He is not the most agile player and at times does not have the best balance. He must improve his play strength as he can at times get dominated. Valdez lacks the punch needed to beat offensive linemen and it is shown with his poor usage of his hands and lack of strong pass rushing moves. It has resulted in Valdez not having the greatest Leverage when battling to get through the o-line. He has to get better with the way he finishes plays as he on occasion does not get to that point when he has the chance. Valdez has an inconsistent Gap Shooting ability and is very sloppy with shedding tackles. Valdez has an over reliance on his flexibility to reach and make tackles. Durability is a concern with his Knee and Hand injuries

Big Picture

Valdez strongest attribute athletically is with his flexibility when he is bending his knees and reaching for tackles. His explosiveness is there with him and it is shown with his first steps. Valdez does a solid job setting the edge and has decent range when in pursuit of defenders. His technique with the way he tackles is smooth and does a solid job wrapping his arms when making tackles. Valdez plays with toughness, a motor, and can cause a disruption, especially when forcing fumbles. Valdez has decent awareness and has position versatility as he was at points lined up as a linebacker as well as DE/EDGE. He is not the most agile player and at times does not have the best balance. He must improve his play strength as he can at times get dominated. Valdez lacks the punch needed to beat offensive linemen and it is shown with his poor usage of his hands and lack of strong pass rushing moves. It has resulted in Valdez not having the greatest Leverage when battling to get through the o-line. He has to get better with the way he finishes plays as he on occasion does not get to that point when he has the chance. Valdez has an inconsistent Gap Shooting ability and is very sloppy with shedding tackles. Valdez has an over reliance on his flexibility to reach and make tackles. Durability is a concern with his Knee and Hand injuries. Experimenting with Valdez is an option as he has experience at the linebacker position. I have Valdez going in the 6th or 7th Round of the 2023 NFL Draft..

Player Comp

IK Enemkpali

Athleticism:

5.78

Lateral Agility
Flexibility
Explosiveness
Playing Strength
Balance
5.20
6.50
6.20
5.50
5.50

Valdez strongest attribute athletically is with his flexibility when he is bending his knees and reaching for tackles. He is not the most agile player and at times does not have the best balance. The explosiveness is there, but he must improve his play strength as he can at times get dominated.

5.42

Pass Rush Ability:

First-Step Quickness
Use of Hands
Leverage
Pass Rush Moves
Finish Ability
6.20
5.20
5.50
5.20
5.00

Big Play Ability

The first step when the ball is snapped can be quick, but he needs to be more consistent with making it less sloppy and quicker. Valdez lacks the punch needed to beat offensive linemen and it is shown with his poor usage of his hands and lack of strong pass rushing moves. It has resulted in Valdez not having the greatest Leverage when battling to get through the o-line. He has to get better with the way he finishes plays as he on occasion does not get to that point when he has the chance.

Against The Run:

5.98

Valdez does a solid job setting the edge and has decent range when in pursuit of defenders. Valdez has an inconsistent Gap Shooting ability and is very sloppy with shedding tackles. Valdez has an overreliance on his flexibility when making tackles and he has a habit of overreaching. Has a nice technique with the wat he tackles and does a solid job wrapping his arms when making tackles.

Set the Edge
Stack and Shed
Range
Gap Shooting Ability
Tackling
6.50
5.20
6.50
5.50
6.20

Competitiveness:

6.73

Toughness
Consistency/Motor
Disruption
7.00
6.50
6.70

Valdez plays with toughness, a motor, and can cause a disruption, especially when forcing fumbles. He just needs to play on a more consistent basis.

Intelligence:

6.17

Valdez has decent awareness, but needs to improve recognizing plays more quicker. He has position versatility as he was at points lined up as a linebacker as well as DE/EDGE.

Awareness
Play Recognition
Position Versatility
6.00
5.50
7.00
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