2020 NFL Draft: Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Scouting Reports

PFN Chief Draft Analyst Tony Pauline's scouting reports for 2020 NFL Draft prospects in the ACC, including Isaiah Simmons and Mekhi Becton.

Duke Blue Devils
2020 NFL Draft Prospects

Tre Hornbuckle, DE

Career Snapshot: Four year rotational lineman for the Blue Devils. Two-time Sonny Falcone Iron Duke Award winner for year-round commitment to strength and conditioning. One of four Duke linemen on the 2019 team with over 1000 snaps of experience.

Positives: Hard-working front seven prospect who gets the most from his ability. Breaks down well, plays with proper pad level and effectively uses his hands to protect himself. Very quick, consistently gets leverage on opponents and can flatten off the edge. Slices inside blocks to penetrate the line of scrimmage, easily changes direction and works hard.

Negatives: Limited athlete who possesses nothing other than a short burst of speed. Lacks size and a great first step off the snap. Easily knocked from his angle of attack.

Analysis: Hornbuckle is a hard-working college defensive end with average size and speed, which will make it an uphill battle for him at the next level.

Trevon McSwain, DT

Career Snapshot: One year of starting experience for Duke. Played in 39 career games with 9 starts. Over 1,000 snaps played in his Duke career.

Positives: Athletic defensive tackle with nice size. Quick off the snap, active with his hands and plays with proper pad level. Explosive, keeps his feet moving and flashes power in his lower body. Focused on by opponents, very active with his hands and looks the part. Nicely redirects to the action and changes direction.

Negatives: Has a thin build. Easily controlled by opponents or knocked from his angle of attack. Inconsistent and shows more flashes than consistent play. Had a disappointing senior campaign.

Analysis: After a solid junior campaign, McSwain was graded as a potential day three pick based on the expectations of scouts. He failed to meet those expectations and really turned in a subpar senior season, which will leave him undrafted. Regardless, McSwain possesses upside and offers possibilities as a backup three-technique tackle or two-gap end in a three-man front.

Koby Quansah, ILB

Career Snapshot: One year starter for the Blue Devils. Named Academic All-ACC, and was a recipient of the team’s Sonny Falcone and Bill Keziah awards in his sophomore season. Missed three games in 2018 due to a broken bone in his left foot.

Positives: Tough, athletic linebacker with an underrated game. Resilient, stays with the action and goes sideline to sideline to make plays. Remains disciplined with assignments, does not bite on ball fakes and wraps up tackling. Gets depth on pass drops, quick to locate the ball, and immediately alters his angle of attack. Possesses a closing burst of speed, nicely redirects to the action and moves well to every area of the field.

Negatives: Easily controlled at the point by blocks. Does not show great long speed on the field despite his 40 time. Slow to react in coverage.

Analysis: Quansah possesses the size and speed to play at the next level and has shown flashes of ability, but he needs to be more consistent on the field. He possesses upside and should receive practice-squad consideration this fall.

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