Despite the football’s team record at the University of Arkansas over the past nine years, they have had some talented players in the pipeline. McTelvin Agim is a talented defensive tackle that has been a good player, playing for a not-so-good team. Agim has talent along the defensive line and has developed into a sleeper draft prospect.
Agim had a productive 2019 season for the Razorbacks. McTelvin started every game for the Razorbacks last season and was effective at both the defensive end and tackle positions. In 2019, Agim racked up 39 tackles, 5 sacks, 1 forced fumble, and a fumble recovery for a struggling Arkansas defense. Agim has a good blend of speed and power that will cause offensive linemen headaches. The best part of his game is his tenacity in pursuing the ball carrier Agim will not give up on a play.
Opportunities to enhance his performance are areas that can be easily corrected and improved upon. Agim needs to improve his strength, which will help him in regard to pass rushing and stopping the run. Improving the use of his hands to fend off blocks is another area where Agim could elevate draft stock tremendously.
Agim has started off Senior Bowl practices in a positive fashion. He has shown good speed and power and is improving his draft stock in Mobile. Agim will have a chance at the Arkansas pro day and at the scouting combine to continue his impressive climb up some draft boards.
The final projection I have on Agim is one of a mid-fourth round to fifth round selection. Agim is a sleeper and I think a team may draft him earlier if the defensive line positions are hit early in the draft. I see his stock continuing to rise and he should have a solid career in the NFL.