Personal: Three-star lineman according to Rivals.com...all-region, all-district and all-state his senior year at George Washington High School...named to the second team of the Associated Press' Virginia Group AAA football team ...AAA Defensive Player-of-the-Year...Virginia Shrine Bowl MVP...played for Everett Woods at George Washington HS and Robert Prunty at Hargrave Military Academy...chose Clemson over Arkansas, East Carolina, and Florida State...born August 8, 1984...majoring in Pre-Business.
The Good: McDuffie is a powerful former defensive tackle who developed into a solid performer on the offensive side of the ball after getting into the starting lineup midway through his junior year. He shows both the physical and mental skills needed to progress as a lineman. Despite his size, he has good lateral agility to help him as a pass blocker. He is able to get out and block on the second level as well.
The Bad: He has small hands and also needs to work on his hand placement. McDuffie is not a natural knee bender. A lack of experience means he needs to work on his overall technique as a lineman. A quad injury hurt McDuffie in the postseason.
Outlook: McDuffie has a good combination of power and mobility and should continue to develop with further work. He figures to be a late-round selection, but one with plenty of potential upside.
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