Draft 2018 – Pick #7: Jamil Demby, G, Maine

An All-South Jersey selection and summa cum laude graduate, Demby slipped through the recruiting ranks a bit to wind up at Maine. He started 10 games at left tackle as a true freshman, then did so again in 2015. He missed the 2016 season opener with a strained PCL but returned to play in 10 games, starting nine at his left tackle spot. In his final season, Demby was a preseason CAA All-Conference selection and a third-team FCS All-American before going on to play in all 10 of the team's games. Demby isn't an elite athlete, but his intelligence and ability to 

punch, move his feet, and anchor in pass protection make him an intriguing prospect.
Demby is a well-built, wide-framed college tackle who projects inside to guard. He's naturally strong with some pop at the point of attack, but his ability to sustain is inconsistent due to his lack of bend and inconsistent hand usage. Demby may be more solid than good as a run blocker, but his experience at tackle and his traits in pass protection could help him stand out for a pass-heavy offense looking to shore up a leaky interior. Demby has the traits and talent to become an eventual starter.
  • Started all four years
  • Plus muscle density in his build with broadness from chest to hips
  • Good arm length with big hands
  • Adequate explosion into fits and runs feet through contact
  • Will generate push when he keeps block centered
  • Has vision to second level
  • Enough agility to work hips into position on move blocks
  • Recognizes downhill linebackers and comes off doubles to splatter him
  • Stiff jab in his pass punch
  • Lands with heavy hands and locks it out
  • Features size and anchor to combat and absorb power rushers
  • Can redirect and recover to protect the pocket
  • Held up well at Senior Bowl in one-on-ones
  • College tackle with foot quickness to mirror athletic rushers
  • Burly but not a bender
  • Can be beaten in the leverage battle
  • Narrow base as drive blocker
  • Doesn't control or sustain with snatch strength in hands
  • Pad level runs high causing inconsistencies in gaining ground to cross opponents face on move blocks
  • Below average body adjustment to second level movement
  • Needs lower punch point on opponent as hands can slide too high
  • Can get eager in pass pro and lunge forward at times
Sources Tell Us
"He definitely put himself on the map with how he handled himself at the Senior Bowl. He's a big strong dude." — AFC Personnel Director
Lance Zierlein (NFL.COM)

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