Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Malik Carney

Outside linebacker
School: North Carolina | Conference: ACC
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-2.0 / 251 | 40: 4.73 | DRAFT YR:2019

Rankings

Grade
3.34
Projected Round
6th
Pos: 
Underrated pass rusher used out of a three-point stance as well as standing over tackle. Breaks down well, plays with consistent leverage and crashes up the field to force the action. Displays an explosive first step off the snap and quickly changes direction, Moves well laterally and shows the ability to get out into space and make plays. Athletic, strong for his size and covers a lot of area on the field. Effectively uses his hands to protect himself and get off blocks. Plays within himself and the assignment and doesn’t just take off up the field to rush the passer.
Neg: 
Lacks bulk, struggles to get off blocks and needs to get the first step on opponents to make plays. Taken from the action by a single blocker and gets caught up in the trash. Suspended for four games in 2018 for selling team-issued shoes.
Analysis: 
Carney lacks the size for defensive end and the outright speed for outside linebacker but has the temperament to be used as a situational pass rusher at the next level. He could surprise as an active-roster player this fall, and at the very least, I expect Carney to make a practice squad.