2017 NFL DRAFT

Mehdi Abdesmad, DE

School: Boston College  |  Conference: ACC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Height/Weight: 6-6 / 284 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
46838-

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
5.082.921.7325 29 1/29'0"4.627.55

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Player Overview

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STRENGTHS: Possesses an imposing frame with broad shoulders, long arms and good overall weight distribution. Naturally strong player with the ability to knock opponents off the line of scrimmage. Shows encouraging awareness despite his limited playing time, locating the ball quickly. Offers positional versatility with experience playing all over the defensive line in 2015, including both defensive end roles.

WEAKNESSES: A bit high-cut, which limits his lateral agility and balance. Lacks ideal initial quickness off the ball and is a bit heavy-legged in general, showing just average quickness and closing speed as a tackler. Like a lot of taller players, Abdesmad struggles with leverage, allowing his pad level to get too high and negating his own strength.

IN OUR VIEW: Abdesmad possesses the frame and functional strength to intrigue scouts and he showed grit in coming back from a knee injury which ruined much of his 2013-14 seasons to enjoy a breakout senior campaign. He's not the threat off the edge that his career-high 15.5 tackles for loss (and 5.5 sacks) would suggest, projecting best as a developmental five-tech defensive end in a traditional 3-4 scheme.

--Rob Rang (2/22/16)

 
 
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09/09/2015 - SEPT 8 ACC DEFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK: Mehdi Abdesmad, Boston College, r-Sr., DT, 6-7, 286, Montreal, Quebec,...Abdesmad returned to the gridiron for the 2015 season opener after missing most of the 2014 and 2013 seasons with a knee injury. Abdesmad recorded 1.5 sacks for a loss of nine yards, 2.5 tackles for a loss of 14 yards and finished the day with four tackles, including three solo stops in a 24-3 win over Maine. His efforts helped the Eagles allow just seven rushing yards and 91 total yards - their fewest total yards allowed in 23 years and fewest rushing yards allowed since yielding four against Kent State on Sept. 11, 2010. - ACC Football
 

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