Ronnie Mccullough Scouting Report

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Ronnie Mccullough Scouting Report

Position: ILB
Conference: Div I-AA
School: Bethune-Cookman Wildcats
Year/Status: Declared
Jersey Number: #49
Height & Weight: 5'11 - 228 lbs.

2008 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Ronnie Mccullough, ILB, Bethune-Cookman

Mccullough started his football career at the University of South Florida where he was redshirted in 2003. In 2004, he played in eleven games (starting two) and making 40 tackles (six for loss) and registered one sack. He played in ten games in 2005, making only 15 tackles with two for losses. He then transferred to Bethune-Cookman following the 2005 season and then started all of the nine games he played in 2006. He recorded 73 tackles with 7.5 for loss. He also made 2.5 sacks and even broke up a pass attempt. He had an amazing senior campaign in 2007, registering 149 tackles (20 of those for loss) and registered 5 sacks. Mccullough is a very intelligent player. He is tough and aggressive and can play with a mean streak at times. He closes quickly upon the ball carrier and is a reliable tackle who wraps up well with the ball carrier. Taking good angles in pursuit, he has good anticipation and timing. He is more quick than fast (4.68-40), but his speed is adequate for the position. But he is short and has short arms. He does struggle in some coverage schemes, so his lack of early production is a concern. Could he duplicate his outstanding senior season performance in the next level? Who knows, but his character is another concern. Mccullough is certainly an interesting prospect. But he lacks the strength, height, and the overall athletic ability to be anything more than a serviceable backup if he ever made it in the NFL. Projected as a mid-to-late seventh rounder, Mccullough will have a hard time making an NFL roster.

Last Updated Mar-01-2008 by Raul Colon

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