Marcell Dareus Scouting Report
Marcell Dareus
Marcell Dareus - Alabama (HT: 6-3⅛ - WT: 319)
Combine 40: 4.92 - Position Rank: 1 of 55

Positives: Very athletic... Good agility... Good burst of the ball... Does a good job anticipating the snap... Explosive... Disruptive... Gets in the backfield... Pressures the pocket... Can occupy and slice through double teams... Can shoot through gaps... Can collapse the pocket... Gets penetration... Good power... Good strength at the point of attack... Plays with leverage... Very good bull rush... Solid swim move... Plays the run well... Good anchor... Good lower body strength... Good flexibility and change of direction agility... Good lateral mobility... Does a solid job stacking... Can fight off blocks to make plays on the ball... Holds the edge well... Pursues the ball... Does a good job playing in space... Stays low... Has overcome adversity in upbringing... Defensive MVP led Crimson Tide to their 13th national championship in 2009... Selected All-SEC second team for the 2010 season... Starting 3-4 RDE at Alabama... Schematic versatility... Ran a better 10-yard split and is 28 pounds bigger than Nick Fairley, has a slightly better grade and should be the first defensive tackle off the board... Compares to Richard Seymour and Bryant Young, should be used similarly to how the Green Bay Packers use B.J. Raji in their 3-4 base.

Negatives: Can give up on plays... Suspended first two games of this season for NCAA rules violation (attending agent's party)... Had just four games starting experience prior to the 2010 season... A little heavier than ideal for a five-technique, would be best off playing at 285 pounds.

  70 40 30 20 11 0 1 0 1
2008 Alabama   4 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 Alabama   33 19 14 9 0 1 0 1
2010 Alabama   33 20 13 11 0 0 0 0

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DE, Alabama
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