A consensus All-American last season, DeMarvin Leal is a somewhat polarizing defensive tackle prospect in the 2022 NFL Draft. There are plenty of appealing things to Leal as they relate to his build and physical abilities, but even though he made more than his share of plays he didn’t always stand out on film. Fit will be very important as it’s possible he can line up both inside and outside, but the tools to work with are apparent and should be enough to make him no worse than a Day 2 pick.

DeMarvin Leal Draft Profile
College: Texas A&M
Class: Jr.
Height: 6’4″
Weight: 290

While he has the ability to line up on the edge in spots, Leal is more effective playing inside, and that’s likely where his NFL future will be. His ability as an upfield disruptor fits in the modern NFL, as a 3-technique in an even front or 5-technique in an odd front. Working with an NFL coaching staff to become more refined — and more versatile — in his pass-rush approach could unlock a Pro Bowl–level ceiling.

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