Draft Rewind 2013 – TJ McDonald – St. Louis Rams

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about TJ MCDONALD: Southern Cal, 6024 219 4.56. Three-year starter and team captain in addition to playing in every game as a freshman. NFL DNA – his father Tim played 13 years with the Cardinals and 49ers. Explosive when delivering a blow to the chest area of a ball carrier. There is a minimum amount of time lapse between initial movement and impact contact. Sudden to break on the ball. Physically tough, aggressive, and competitive in his play. Very willing to initiate contact with focus and intensity. Passes the eye test with his rangy long-armed build. Plays on the punt coverage team. Good recognition and reactions to pass or run. Thinks on his feet. Can make good adjustments. Willing to force the action on run support. Good body control when he moves and turns. Good change of direction and burst. There were a few games where he didn’t wrap up and missed tackles because he played too high and didn’t bend his knees. Can play press versus slot receivers and tight ends, but has some hip tightness. Good instincts. Eventual starter with developmental time. 2012 stats: 112 T, 3 PBU, 2 INT. BTR:left 4.58, right 4.59. OSR:3/21. Third/ fourth round. (A-33 1/8, H-9 1/4, VJ-40, SS-4.20).

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