Dallas Cowboys Draft: 7 Different Defensive Tackles in 7 Rounds

Antwaun Woods #99 of the Dallas Cowboys (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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McTelvin Agim, Interior Defensive Line (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) /

McTelvin Agim, Arkansas

Round Grade: 5th round

Value: Slight Reach

Percentage Available: 90%

The former five-star recruit has one of the highest athletic upsides at the defensive tackle position. The Texarkana product started at defensive tackle this season after previously starting at defensive end. On the interior, he has the burst and speed to wreak havoc against less nimble interior offensive lineman, but the rest of his game is left to be desired.

At 6-foot-3 and 310 pounds, Agim has good size to be a tackle. However, with a fairly lean body, he lacks some lower body strength. This hurts his body control because if he stands too high he can get moved around fairly easily.

Technically speaking, Agim doesn’t have a sound pass rushing plan. Agim can create immediate pressure simply by shooting gaps, however, this is a bit concerning as this is how he generates most of his pressures. For a former defensive end, his hand placement is a work in progress and he lacks creativity to his pass-rushing.

Agim would be an intriguing fit as he is a good run stopper at his size. He is more agile than the average defensive tackle so if he maintains his pad level and gets his hands in the right place he can get away from blocks and make plays. Of course, this is a big IF.

Even if the team needs more technically sounds players, don’t count out Agim as a later pick because of his ties to Texas and the University of Arkansas.