PFF scouting report: Javon Hargrave, DT, South Carolina State

Mike Renner and the PFF draft analysts break down the play of South Carolina State's Javon Hargrave head of the 2016 NFL draft.

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PFF scouting report: Javon Hargrave, DT, South Carolina State


Below is the PFF draft profile for South Carolina State’s Javon Hargrave, which incorporates PFF’s college grades and scouting intel from our team of analysts. To see all of PFF’s 2016 scouting reports, click here.

Position fit: 3-technique

Stat to know: +3.3 grade on 70 snaps between the Shrine game and Senior Bowl

Combine stats:
Height: 6-1
Weight: 309
Arm length: 32 inches
Hand size: 9 ⅝ inches
Bench: 29
40-yard dash: 4.93 seconds
Vertical jump: 34.5 inches
Broad jump: 9-1 inches
3-cone drill: 7.9 seconds
20-yard shuttle: 4.70 seconds

What he does best:
• Arguably the most explosive interior athlete in the class. Burst off the snap is elite. Offensive lineman have no chance on reps where he times the snap correctly
• Bowling ball frame and plays low. Almost impossible to out leverage him. He’s playing on the offensive side of the line of scrimmage
• Extremely accomplished pass rusher at the FCS level. Translated to four hurries and a sack on 54 pass rushes between the Senior Bowl and Shrine game.

Biggest concern:
• Undersized with short arms. Doesn’t profile well to a two-gap team and still remains to be seen whether he can hold up to double teams
• An all-or-nothing player when one gapping. Will get completely washed out of a play if the offensive lineman can deal with his quickness
• Kept going to same pass rushing move at the Senior Bowl and Shrine game (outside swim). Lateral agility is iffy
• Competition level. FCS to NFL is huge jump

Player comparison: Earl Mitchell, Miami Dolphins. Pure one gap guys that will give unathletic linemen fits. Hargrave has all the tools to be an interior pass-rusher

Bottom line: Hargrave offers more athleticism on the interior than almost anyone else, but he’s raw and limited at this point. He’ll be a third-down guy right away that you hope can develop into an every-down player in time.

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