Prospect evaluation: Dougladson Subtyl

Arizona State needed to add a Devil backer in this 2016 class with the potential to be an immediate impact player and it accomplished that in spades with junior college transfer Dougladson Subtyl.

Dougladson Subtyl is the No. 15 overall prospect in the junior college Scout100 for 2016 and the second-highest rated defensive end. 

A Haitian native who arrived in the country as a teenager, Subtyl is an unmitigated freak of an athletic specimen. He has an extremely rare marriage of limberness, power and explosiveness, a lethal blend of traits often found in top NFL outside linebackers of a similar size. He wears No. 90, the same number as NFL all-pro Jason Pierre-Paul, who has earned the nickname the Haitian Sensation, and there are some parallels with how the two played the game at a similar stage. 

Start with Subtyl's set up out of a 3-point stance. Even though coaches will likely make some slight adjustments to his feet at the FCS level to enhance balance and foundational strength, he has the classic sprinter's coil that the most explosive pass rushers tend to possess, a sign of his flexibility. 

There's also a lot of violence with how Subtyl begins and finishes plays for his size. He converts quickness to power and has innate physical movement skills that allow him to not only access the target zone but maximize such opportunities in the offensive backfield. A lot of players tend to be able to get in the general area of where they want to be around the quarterback or running back, but not have the combination of strength and flexibility to finish those plays, or counter back to the quarterback. 

The way in which Subtyl is able to move and orientate his body when attacking is atypical and provides an understanding of how he's able to finish so effectively. Most players -- even good players -- are quite a bit tighter and more predictable in terms of their biomechanics. Subtyl is extremely fluid and loose for how explosive he is, and maintains this at different attack levels and leverages, and adjusts as needed on the fly to get -- or remain -- unblocked. 

What really allows Subtyl to maximize all of these attributes is his football-specific skill set and feel for how to unbalance and defeat pass protectors in space. Subtyl has great timing and uses a full array of moves to accomplish this. His has an inside swim and can really attack the inside shoulder of an offensive tackle from either a 2-point or 3-point stance, and also can rip through and sustain his approach angle working either way on the tackle. 

Subtyl uses a club and rip or bar and rip maneuver and does so in a way that angles his chest substantially relative to the rest of the body to keep pass protectors from being able to strike or secure him. He has a tendency to get his hands located more quickly than the offensive tackle due to how quickly he actives them, and that prevents offensive tackles from attaining the type of contact they want and are comfortable with. 

One of the most impressive things about Subtyl is how physically composed he is -- controlled, frenetic aggression like this is hard to achieve without a loss of efficiency and precision -- and how well timed his movements are given his relative explosiveness. He does a lot of nimble things to free himself that don't even require a lot of brute strength, and does this even when at full throttle. 

Quickness is what sets all of this in motion. Subtyl has tremendous burst off the snap getting upfield and it presents an enormous challenge for pass sets. What Subtyl isn't really able to do just yet, and will come in time, is physically run defenders over or back into the quarterback through straight mid-line bull rush attacks.  

This is going to change in time though because while he's listed by his Victor Valley Junior College at 250 pounds, Subtyle is currently closer to 230 pounds on his 6-foot-3 frame. But he has a 34 inch arm length, which is long for his height, and a thicker body type that will carry a lot of muscle density for how much dexterity he possesses. Subtyl won't have any trouble carrying 250-plus pounds in college and likely play 260-plus at the NFL level. 

Subtyl is easily one of the best pure pass rushers we saw among ASU targets in this class, and quite possibly the best overall. He's also perhaps the most productive, which is the result of how effectively he's already able to use his athleticism despite only playing football for the last three-plus years. 

As a sophomore at Victor Valley Junior College, Subtyl led the state with 18 sacks (30 sacks in his two seasons at the school) and had 22.5 tackles for loss. He also has three forced fumbles and six pass breakups. Nobody is a more disruptive force among pass rushers in the state's junior college ranks. 

Looking at Subtyl's overall capability more broadly, he has great short-space acceleration and runs exceptionally well for his size. His backside pursuit of the ball carrier down the line is borderline elite and he'll make a lot of plays from behind, and do after after forcing quarterback handoffs on read options. Subtyl also is easily able to drop into zone coverages to the flat and even in deeper zones and should be able to cover tight end releases and wheel routes from backs into the boundary in man coverage. He's really the total package and projects as an outside linebacker with good NFL Draft potential.  

Though the Devil backer position is extremely important in ASU's scheme, there hasn't been an elite pass rusher in the role playing on base downs in the last two seasons following the departure of Carl Bradford. With the departure of Antonio Longino and dismissal of Ismael Murphy-Richardson, there is an absence of returning players at Devil backer with a proven ability to play effectively in 2016. Subtyl will have the ability to take the Devil backer position and run with it if he arrives in shape and dialed in. He is our top rated overall prospect in ASU's 2016 class. 


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