Scouting Report: Nyles Pinckney
School: Clemson Position: Defensive Tackle Class: Junior Height: 6’1″ Weight: 305 Projected Draft Round: 2-5
Pinckney excelled filling in on the Clemson defensive line when needed, and the defense did not seem to take any steps back, despite him filling in for a future first rounder. The game film to date shows a run stuffing tackle that uses his feet very well in small spaces. Not asked to pass rush often, he seems to be at a pivot point where he could either continue to build out his frame and become a dominant 2 gapping run stopper, or will he stay around the 300 pound mark and become a more dynamic interior presence. Came into Clemson as a raw, but immensely talented prospect that had to wait for playing time behind elite prospects. However, now has a starting position locked down and will have plenty of time to show a more diverse skill set.