Leighton McCarthy, EDGE

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Appearing in 50 games for the Owls, McCarthy was asked to make the switch from defensive end to 3-4 outside linebacker in 2020. He racked up nine sacks as a senior, raising his career total to 20. McCarthy possesses intriguing length and violent hands which he uses to take on blocks. He is capable of stacking and shedding, using a push-pull and a stab club move. He has flexible ankles allowing him to bend the corner. Being unable to dip his shoulder gives tackles a large enough surface area to punch and redirect him when he is trying to bend around. A reliable tackle he shows the strength t...Preview Analysis provided byNFL Draft Bible on SI