DeMarcus Tyler Scouting Report
|School:||North Carolina State Wolfpack|
|Height & Weight:||6'2 - 315 lbs.|
2007 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:
DeMarcus Tyler, DT, North Carolina State
DeMarcus Tyler was a three year starter at defensive tackle for North Carolina State. Tyler played along side last year's number one pick, Mario Williams. Based on his imposing, large frame and exceptional upper body strength, he has been tagged with the nickname "Tank". Tyler is very physical at the line of scrimmage and utilizes his superior upper body strength to quickly shed blockers, fill the running lanes and "pound" the ball carrier. He has a quick first step which helps him explode in the backfield, typically resulting in negative yardage for the offense. Tyler is not much of a threat when it comes to the pass rush, but his girth and strength often requires a "double team", which opens up sack opportunities for his teammates. His speed is below average; therefore, he lacks the pursuit speed to chase down the ball carrier or quarterback. His work ethic and conditioning are a question mark, resulting in his lack of stamina late in the game. Tyler is not a playmaker on the line of scrimmage, but with a talented support cast surrounding him, he should be a very effective run stopper at the next level. He is arguably one of the top defensive tackles in the draft and placed with the right system and coaching staff, he could have a successful pro career. Tyler could possibly be a late first round pick in the draft, but is likely to go early in the second round.
Last Updated Mar-10-2007 by Dave Thompson
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