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Malik McDowell goes to Seattle with 3rd pick in second round

By PFF Analysis Team
Apr 28, 2017
Seattle Seahawks Malik McDowell

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  • The Seattle Seahawks finally made their first pick of the NFL draft, selecting Malik McDowell in the second round Friday.
  • McDowell had the second-most run stops amongst defensive tackles in the Big Ten this past season.
  • His positional versatility stands out, but McDowell projects best to edge in Seattleā€™s base scheme, where he registered 186 of roughly 420 snaps in 2016.
  • McDowell recorded a greater majority of his pressures as an edge defender (19 of 30) than on the interior.
  • His college career illustrated an ability to kick inside in the nickel, where his explosiveness and change of direction is tough to contain.

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