NFL Hot Press




Teams Grade Raekwon McMillan in the Mid-Rounds

Updated Dec. 22, 2016
By Charlie Campbell. Follow Charlie on Twitter @draftcampbell.



There have been some draft pundits who projected Ohio State junior inside linebacker Raekwon McMillan to be a first-round pick, and a potentially high first-rounder entering the 2016 season. McMillan played well in 2015, totaling 119 tackles with 1.5 sacks and four passes broken up on the year, so some hype was understandable. However, McMillan hasn't been as impressive as a junior, and sources from multiple teams say they have given McMillan a third-round grade. 

Sources question McMillan's pass-coverage ability for the NFL, as he has not impressed evaluators in defending the pass. The 6-foot-2, 240-pounder is a quality run defender, but his limitations in pass coverage have many teams projecting him as coming off the field in nickel situations. NFL defenses are now operating out of the nickel around 70 percent of their snaps, so that is a huge chunk of playing time that McMillan is projected to be on the sideline. As a result, sources from multiple teams say they could see McMillan going off the board in the middle of the draft. One team thought he could go in the second, but they had a third-round grade on McMillan. One playoff team said they had a third- or fourth-round grade on him.  

As a junior, McMillan has 87 tackles, five for a loss, four passes broken up and two forced fumbles entering his college football playoff game against Clemson. McMillan will see a nice test to his coverage skills with Tigers tight end Jordan Leggett, and of course, dual-threat quarterback Deshaun Watson, so he will have an opportunity to improve his draft evaluation in the Fiesta Bowl. If the year doesn't end well for him, it could be in his best interest to return for his senior season and improve his pass coverage skills before entering the pros.





NFL Hot Press Month of July 2018
NFL Hot Press Month of June 2018
NFL Hot Press Month of May 2018
NFL Hot Press Month of April 2018
NFL Hot Press Month of March 2018
NFL Hot Press Month of Feb. 2018
NFL Hot Press Month of Jan. 2018
NFL Hot Press Month of Dec. 2017
NFL Hot Press Month of Nov. 2017
NFL Hot Press Month of Oct. 2017
NFL Hot Press Month of Sept. 2017
NFL Hot Press Month of Aug. 2017
NFL Hot Press Month of July 2017
NFL Hot Press Month of June 2017
NFL Hot Press Month of May 2017
NFL Hot Press Month of April 2017
NFL Hot Press Month of March 2017
NFL Hot Press Month of Feb. 2017
NFL Hot Press Month of Jan. 2017
NFL Hot Press Month of Dec. 2016
NFL Hot Press Month of Nov. 2016
NFL Hot Press Month of Oct. 2016
NFL Hot Press Month of Sept. 2016
NFL Hot Press Month of Aug. 2016
NFL Hot Press Month of July 2016
NFL Hot Press Month of June 2016
NFL Hot Press Month of April 2016
NFL Hot Press Month of March 2016
NFL Hot Press Month of Feb. 2016
NFL Hot Press Month of Jan. 2016
NFL Hot Press Month of Dec. 2015
NFL Hot Press Month of Nov. 2015
NFL Hot Press Month of Oct. 2015
NFL Hot Press Month of Sept. 2015
NFL Hot Press Month of Aug. 2015
NFL Hot Press Month of July 2015
NFL Hot Press Month of June 2015
NFL Hot Press Month of May 2015
NFL Hot Press Month of April 2015
NFL Hot Press Month of March 2015
NFL Hot Press Month of Feb. 2015
NFL Hot Press Month of Jan. 2015
NFL Hot Press Month of Dec. 2014
NFL Hot Press Month of Nov. 2014
NFL Hot Press Month of Oct. 2014
NFL Hot Press Month of Sept. 2014
NFL Hot Press Month of Aug. 2014
NFL Hot Press Month of July 2014
NFL Hot Press Month of June 2014





Comment...


LOADING COMMENTS...





Fantasy Football Rankings - July 19


2019 NBA Mock Draft - June 22


2019 NFL Mock Draft - June 12


NFL Power Rankings - June 3


2020 NFL Mock Draft - May 10


NFL Picks - Feb. 4


 

© 1999-2018 Walter Cherepinsky : all rights reserved
Privacy Policy
2 5 9 df
Google

WalterFootball.com is part of the NESN digital network.



 

 
 
 




 
WalterFootball.com Now on Twitter:

WalterFootball.com Twitter

Subscribe to the WalterFootball.com RSS Feed:

Walterfootball.com RSS Feed
 
 
 




 
 
Support Walt's Other Site:

Sales Tips and Sales Advice - Tons of sales tips, sales techniques and sales advice, including a Sales Mock Draft: The 32 Worst Things You Can Do in Sales.
 

































 

































 
 
 
 
 
 


















 


; ;