Scouting Report: Malcolm Roach, DE, Texas

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Baton Rouge, LA | 6006 | 270 | 4.78E | 2020

At first glance, you might wonder how this bowling ball of fury has posted such impressive production as a pass-rushing force. His build is a rare one, short, stout, heavy, agile, you don’t see players come in this mold very often. His hard-nosed style of play is contagious and motivates his fellow teammates. He committed to Texas without taking an official visit due to his desire to play for former Longhorns head coach Charlie Strong, who reminded him of his father, also a football coach. Coach Strong played him in the Fox end position, a hybrid defensive end/linebacker role that enabled him to make plays. It resulted in him accumulating 33 tackles, 23 quarterback pressures, eight for loss, three sacks and earned him Big 12 Defensive Freshman of the Year honors. Under new head coach Todd Herman and defensive coordinator Todd Orlando, he is being asked to switch to a more traditional defensive end type role. He’ll need to learn how to finish—he’s had opportunities to register a higher sack total with the amount of opportunities/hits he’s had on quarterbacks. While he’s proven that he can bully offensive tackles at the collegiate level, at 270-pounds, he could be destined to play middle linebacker at the next level—think a more athletic, versatile version of Jasper Brinkley.

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2016: Played in 12 games and made five starts (Oklahoma State, Kansas State, Texas Tech, Kansas, TCU) … made 33 tackles (25 solo) … had 8.0 tackles for loss (T-8 UT freshman single season) … added 3.0 sacks.

High School: Coached by father Mike Roach at Madison Prep … four-time all-state selection … selected to participate in the 2016 Offense-Defense All-American Bowl … named first-team 2A All-State as a linebacker by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association and first-team composite by the Louisiana Football Coaches Association in 2015 … selected as the Baton Rouge Advocate All-Metro Outstanding Defensive Player, and Small School MVP … listed No. 35 in the New Orleans Times-Picayune Nifty 50 … rated No. 392 nationally (No. 28 SDE) and No. 28 overall in Texas by 247Sports … ranked No. 42 WDE nationally and No. 34 overall in Texas by Rivals … rated No. 77 DE nationally and No. 41 overall in Texas by ESPN … recorded 143 tackles, 14.5 sacks, 12  additional tackles for loss, two interceptions, five forced fumbles, five pass breakups, 20 hurries and two blocked punts as a senior … attended Southern University Labratory High School as a freshman … named honorable mention 1A All-State as an offensive lineman by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association … also competed in shot put and discus in high school.

Personal: Son of Nancy and Mike Roach … has one brother, Mike Jr. … father was an All-American linebacker at Southern University … brother was an All-Conference safety at Grambling State … volunteers his time with the Boy Scouts in Baton Rouge when home … was born in Baton Rouge … can sing and play the piano … studying youth and community studies.

 

 

Rick Serritella

Established in 2002, NFL Draft Bible Founder Ric Serritella began his independent scouting service as a publication used by all 32 NFL teams. Eventually, it would evolve into an online scouting resource that reaches millions of people each month. An early adaptor to technology, the NFL Draft Bible produced the first ever livestream video show and live podcast on location from the NFL Draft. The NFL Draft Bible network extends to professional football leagues all over the world and includes general managers, executives, scouts, coaches, agents, trainers, advisors, along with other media outlets and draftniks. In addition to owning the NFL Draft Bible, Serritella has also served as executive producer of the T.Ocho Show (2010) on NBC Sports, producer for The Mike & The Mad Dog Show (2002) on YES Network, producer for NFL Now with Mike Francesa, one of the only nationally syndicated NFL shows at that time (2003), producer on ESPN Hollywoood (2005) and helped start up the Wall Street Journal YouTube channel (2007). He has interviewed the likes of Donald Trump, Roger Goodell, Archie Manning, Shaquille O'Neal, Allen Iverson, Danica Patrick, Venus Williams, Howard Stern, Don King, Jay-Z, Madonna, Bon Jovi and hundreds of other celebrities/athletes. Other involvements include helping build the fiber-optic system for MLB Network during his time as manager at HTN Communications, writing for USA TODAY, working for CBS and AEG Live. Since 2015, he has served as the Director of Media for the Parabolic Performance NFL Draft Prep program. In 2017, Serritella served as the Director of Player Personnel for the College Gridiron Showcase & Symposium. A graduate of Johnson & Wales University (JWU) in Providence, RI, Serritella earned a B.A. in Sports Entertainment & Event Management and was honored with the Inaugural Sports Entertainment & Event Management Success Board Achievement Award by the school in 2009. While attending JWU, he interned for the New England Patriots and ESPN X-Games. A proud member of the Pro Football Writers of America and the Football Writers Association of America, Serritella currently resides in his home state of New Jersey.

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