Name: Malik McDowell
Position: Defensive End
Height & Weight: 6’6” 290 lbs.
High School: Detroit Loyola Bulldogs (MI)
Jon Jennings, UMGoBlog.com: “Can play inside or outside. Not much film out there of this kid however he blew up at the Big Man camp where he simply dominated everyone. From that film, McDowell very quick for his size and wears his 268 pounds very nicely. He is very good at using his hands and has a number of pass rush moves. With his size, he can play inside or outside. Will wait for game film to say he is a 5* kid, however have heard people who have seen him play say he can be the 2014 version of Adolphus Washington.”
Allen Treiu, Scout.com (4/12/12): “Right now if I had to choose, he’d be the top kid in the state for the 2014 class," Trieu said. "He’ll have to fend off some competition to hang onto that, but he’s a special talent. He is a rare blend of size and athleticism. He moves with the quickness and fluidity of a smaller player. He also has great overall coordination and balance and he bends well — all of which allows him to play with good leverage. As a defender he has a great spin move and swim move, both of which he uses effectively. He needs to keep getting stronger and filling out, though, as he is still a lean 270. Although it’s early, I believe he will be in contention for top player in the Midwest, as well.”
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