2022 Guide: What Ourlads’ NFL Scouting Services said about MICAH MCFADDEN:
Indiana, 6010 240 4.75. Three-year starter, Tampa, FL. Second-team All-Big 10 last fall, third-team All-America, and first-team All-Big 10 in 2020. Possesses solid height, weight, and arm length, very muscular body. Notable athleticism; exceptional explosiveness at the snap and when changing direction. Reads and reacts well to keys. Can fly downhill and engage violently. Flashes solid hand usage to stun and separate from a block. Considerable contact balance, will stay on his feet when he gets chipped and can anchor down versus offensive linemen. Solid range and foot speed to leverage running backs to the sideline. Reads quarterback well in zone coverage, will accelerate and break on the throw. Usually gathers and finishes tackles. In man coverage, leverages running backs well and can mirror in a short space. In limited reps, shows the ability to match the hips of tight ends using foot quickness and change of direction. Overall functional strength needs improvement, even with physical engagement can get driven back easily at times. When engaged with offensive linemen, fringe ability to shed and get off blocks. Misses some tackles in space due to lunging.
2021 stats: 77 T, 15.5 TFL, 6.5 sacks, 3 PBU, 5 QBH, 2 FF, 1 FR. Sixth/seventh round. (A-31 1/4, H-9 1/2, BP-21, 10-1.54).