Pernell McPhee scouting report

Pernell McPhee DE Mississippi State
Ht: 6’3″

Wt: 280

Impressive size and strength. Has the ability to play end in any scheme and may be able to play tackle in a 4-3 system. Shows a nice array of pass rush moves and uses the bull rush effectively as well. Strong lower body allows him to hold his ground at the point of attack.
Limited athletically; won’t be a great pass rusher at the next level (only seven sacks in two years at Miss. State). Not very explosive off the snap; won’t beat many NFL tackles with his speed. Limited experience against top competition; transferred to Mississippi as a junior after spending two years in JUCO.
McPhee is probably best suited to play end in a 3-4 scheme, where he has the potential to develop into a starter. He lacks the explosive athleticism to be an impact pass rusher, which will probably limit interest from 4-3 teams unless they view him as a tackle. Due to his ability to play various positions in different schemes, expect teams to have a wide range of grades on him.
Posted on by Ryan McCrystal in Scouting Reports - 2011 Comments Off

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