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2016 NFL DRAFT

Curt Maggitt, OLB

School: Tennessee  |  Conference: SEC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: West Palm Beach, FL
Height/Weight: 6-3 / 256 lbs.
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Player Overview

On a defense with lots of burgeoning NFL talent, Maggitt stands out because of his production, versatility and leadership.

Maggitt (rhymes with "legit") has been standing out for the Vols since his true freshman campaign when he finished tied for third on the team with 56 stops despite starting just eight games. Unfortunately, injuries have limited his production since, forcing him to miss the entire 2013 season as he recovered from a torn ACL. Maggitt returned with a vengeance last year, pacing the Vols (and ranking third in the SEC) with 11 sacks, with 15 of his 48 tackles coming behind the line of scrimmage.

Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Though Maggitt often lines up at as a 4-3 defensive end for the Vols, he looks best suited to a stand-up edge rusher role in the 3-4 or as a traditional strong-side linebacker. Maggitt possesses an NFL-ready build with good overall musculature. As a rusher, he's quick off the snap, showing enough burst to cross the face of tackles.

Though his statistics indicate that Maggitt is at his best rushing the quarterback, he's a stout run defender, as well. He aggressively takes on lead blockers (fullbacks or linemen) in the hole, showing enough sand in his pants to anchor effectively and force backs to adjust. His physicality also shows up in pass coverage, where Maggitt gets a strong initial jam on tight ends and backs and shows enough agility and balance to drop into coverage.

WEAKNESSES: May lack the frame to handle much more weight. Does not possess sustained speed nor the flexibility to scrape the corner and close in a flash on the quarterback. Often he wins as a pass rusher because of a strong bull rush and simple tenacity.

IN OUR VIEW: Maggitt has the production every scout is looking for but he does come with some 'tweener traits that could make him one of the more heavily scrutinized players in the country this fall.

--Rob Rang (9/1/15)

Player Lowdown

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01/02/2016 - Tennessee defensive end/linebacker Curt Maggitt has decided not to seek a sixth year of eligibility from the NCAA. In an Instagram post Saturday, Maggitt wrote "thank you so much for the memories the past 5 years Tennessee! I will truly miss everything about being a UT football player!" Tennessee athletic department spokesman Ryan Robinson confirmed Maggitt had decided not to petition for a sixth season. After Maggitt recorded 11 sacks in 2014, the fifth-year senior injured his hip in the second game of the 2015 season and never returned. Maggitt could have sought a sixth year of eligibility because he already had redshirted in 2013 due to a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. Tennessee (9-4) closed its season Friday with a 45-6 Outback Bowl victory over No. 12 Northwestern. - AP Sports
 

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