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Alim McNeill | 54

DT | North Carolina State | Detroit Lions
Ht: 6020 / 6' 02" | Wt: 315 | Upd: 03/15/2024


Birth Date: 05/11/2000
Age: 23
Original Team: DET
NFL Entry: 21 03 072
NFL Exp: 4
Depth Chart Key: 21/3
Team History: DET

Player History

05/21 DET D/C signed
12/23 DET IR 14
01/24 DET Designated for Return 18
01/24 DET activated 18

Ourlads' Profile:

2021 Guide: What Ourlads' NFL Scouting Services said about ALIM MCNEILL: North Carolina State, 6020 315 5.00. Junior entry, two-year starter, Raleigh, NC. Finished his career first-team All ACC. Has played in multiple defensive schemes that had him play in multiple roles. The transition from 4-3 to 3-4 made the assumption his production would go down, but it went in the opposite direction. While he did prove he can two-gap inside, his upfield burst and explosion provided an extra punch to his game that can make him useable in many schemes. There is some skill development that needs to take place when it comes to hand usage and lateral balance, but this is a player who will play like a boulder against the run and a missile against the pass. Not an easy combination to find. Has a frame that is nearly as wide as it is tall. Uses that square-type body along with a low center of gravity to take up both space and blockers alike. A two-gapper with immense power and strength. Has sneaky speed and quickness that will chase action down from behind when the opportunity is there. Can get out of his stance in a hurry, putting a blocker on his heels and gaining the initial advantage. Plays a strong lockout game while deciphering what the offense is doing. Is a straight line athlete. His surprising athleticism does not translate to all facets of the game. Tight hips won’t always maximize leverage and leg drive after the initial engagement. Needs to use his hands better after first contact. 2020 stats: 26 T, 4.5 TFL, 1 sack, 1 QBH, 1 FF, 1 INT (1 TD). Second/third round. (A-32 5/8, H-9 3/8, BP-27, 10-1.68).