Chauncey Manac Defensive lineman Clinch County
Chad Simmons’s Quick Take: Manac is explosive off the edge; could project as a hybrid, but he really excels at rushing the passer; athletic.
The Scoop: Bigger and stronger than nearly every at his level of high school football (Manac plays in the smallest classification in Georgia), Manac powers his ways to tackles often. While he’s an outside linebacker or a defensive end in college, Manac played all over the field for Clinch County this season - even some middle linebacker where he was able to scrape and attack the ball carrier.
He doesn’t get to rush the passer a ton at his level of football because most teams don’t bother to pass. Manac is going to have to develop. He’s raw. He’s big, but he’s raw. For the most part he can overpower everyone he deals with, which can lead to a lack of fundamentals. He won’t be bigger than everyone in the SEC.
Manac, too, does look to make plays by causing fumbles. He did that often in highlight packages made of him. That’s a good sign for a player. Bacarri Rambo made those sorts of plays often in high school, and it translated to forcing turnovers in college.
Manac is going to have to develop over time. Again, he’s still very raw. But he’s got the size you have to have in the SEC.