Summer Scouting: DeMarvin Leal, DT, Texas A&M

DeMarvin Leal is a defensive lineman for the Texas A&M Aggies and has proven to be one of the more versatile defensive lineman in the all of college football. He has the frame (6-foot-4, 290-pounds) to play on the inside, but also brings a hefty amount of explosiveness off the edge. It’ll be interesting to see how the Aggies use him this upcoming season after moving him all over the line-of-scrimmage last season, but one could expect the same type of movement from a guy with his versatility.

Pros:

  • Versatility, can play multiple techniques, can operate out of a two point stance.
  • Easy mover, good lateral agility. 
  • Gap penetrator/shooter. Strength at the POA. 
  • Dropping shoulder and getting around the edge. 
  • Keying on backfield as a run defender, two-gapping. 
  • Raw power, ability to push the pocket. Relentless pass rush.
  • Push-pull and bull-rush. Balance, can always find his feet. 
  • Disrupts QB, gets in passing lanes, brings consistent pressure.
  • Works inside move, wins.
  • Explosive out of his stance.
  • Chases down ball-carriers from back side.

Cons:

  • Lacks a plan as a pass rusher.
  • Hand counters, can often find himself getting stuck on blocks.
  • Pad level gets high, allowing OL to get hands on his chest and control the POA.
  • Converting pressures to sacks.

2020 Statistics:

18 solo tackles, 19 assisted tackles, 37 total tackles, 7.0 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, 3 pass deflections, and 1 interception.

Preliminary Grade:

7.38 – First Round

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