RJ MCINTOSH | DT | MIAMI
Height: 6044 | Weight: 286 | Arm: 33 7/8" | Hand: 9 3/8"
McIntosh is a two-year starter at 3-technique in the Canes 4-3 defense, totaling 103 tackles and 23 TFLs in 28 games at Miami. In 295 pass rush snaps in 2017, McIntosh registered 16 pressures and 2 sacks rushing from the interior defensive line.
A former basketball player and high school quarterback at Cardinal Gibbons, McIntosh is a long player with nearly 34" arms with a strong core. McIntosh boasts outstanding athleticism and twitch for his size and is unique in his ability to win with both power and finesse.
McIntosh is a dangerous pass rusher due to the wide variety of ways that he can penetrate and burst into rush lanes. McIntosh is explosive out of his stance when blasting through the B gap and is calculated with his hand placement off the snap. McIntosh showcases an electric swim move that is a handful for opposing blockers to deal with and his urgent penetration into the backfield affects the dictates the decision-making of the ball handler constantly throughout the games. When attacking the C gap, McIntosh uses a quick stutter step to force his blocker off their pass set and wins with a sudden spin move. McIntosh is not only a finesse rusher and can also win with power, flatbacking Notre Dame guard Quenton Nelson with a bull rush, which is no easy feat. McIntosh has a a knack for getting his arms up to bat down passes, swatting 7 balls in 2017. As a run defender, McIntosh showcases outstanding mirroring ability and does well to freeze runners in open field situations with positioning and patience. McIntosh takes very good angles in pursuit during QB scrambles and rarely gives up the edge when holding up the point of attack.
McIntosh has a brother, Deon, who plays RB for Notre Dame. McIntosh compares in body type and play style to fellow ex-Hurricane Allen Bailey and projects as a 4th round pick who can develop into a starting 5-technique at the NFL level due to his lethal speed/power combination.
Overall Grade: 75
Athletic Ability: 5
Play Strength: 5
Play Speed: 5
Competitive Toughness: 5
Finesse Moves: 5
Power Moves: 4
Gap Control: 3
Move Arsenal: 4
Player Comparison: Allen Bailey
Projected Round: Round 4/5
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