Chargers Draft

LA Chargers Roundtable: Defensive sleepers in the 2020 NFL Draft

NASHVILLE, TN - APRIL 25: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on stage during the first round of the NFL Draft on April 25, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - APRIL 25: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on stage during the first round of the NFL Draft on April 25, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

Devon Auriemma: Defensive tackle McTelvin Agim, Arkansas

“One name to watch late in the draft will be McTelvin Agim from Arkansas. The former five-star recruit spent most of his time playing defensive end in college but has recently converted to defensive tackle.

In his senior year with the Razorbacks, Agim racked up five sacks and 8.5 tackles for a loss. He is athletic for someone of his size and it shows on his tape. He uses his pass-rushing abilities and speed to penetrate the gaps quickly and disrupt plays in the backfield.

Due to his speed and athleticism, Agim is best suited as a three-technique defensive tackle in the NFL. When watching his film you notice on some plays just how easy it is for him to get into the backfield and make a play.

Whether it is a sack, tackle for loss or pressure on the quarterback, Agim has game-wrecking potential. As I mentioned before, he does need time to work on his game as he only spent one season as a defensive tackle.

Agim needs to work on his strength and power at the next level to be successful, as well as continuing to learn his new position. Many times on tape he was either double-teamed or struggled to shed blocks.

While he has great upside, he is widely seen as a developmental player. By having the ability to learn from guys like Linval Joseph, Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram, Agim can continue to improve as a defensive tackle and further improve his already solid pass rushing abilities. Agim could provide great value and upside as a day three selection in this year’s draft.”

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