SCOUTING REPORT: Malik Douglas

Former college assistant and current high school coach Mike Doyle will be evaluating PACK15 commitments for Pack Pride, and today he shares his thoughts on NC State's first verbal, Southport (NC) South Brunswick athlete Malik Douglas.

Former college assistant and current high school coach Mike Doyle will be evaluating PACK15 commitments for Pack Pride, and today he shares his thoughts on NC State's first verbal, Southport (NC) South Brunswick athlete Malik Douglas.

Junior season film is provided at the bottom courtesy of AthleteVault.com.

ABOUT COACH DOYLE
Coaching Career:
Offensive Line Coach, Mills High School, Millbrae, CA
Offensive Line Coach, San Francisco City College,
Offensive Line Coach, Foothill College, Los Altos, CA
Offensive Line Coach, Offensive Coordinator, San Francisco State University
Head Coach, Leicester Panthers, United Kingdom
Graduate Assistant, Iowa State University
Head Coach, Ellsworth Community College, Iowa Falls, Iowa  Sent 23 players to Division 1 schools while at Ellsworth.
Offensive Line Coach, Heritage High School, Wake Forest, NC
 
Playing Career:
San Francisco City College
University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA
 
Notable Players Coached:
Blaise Bryant, Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Marcus Robertson, Tennessee Titans
Gene Williams, Atlanta Falcons
Keith Sims, Miami Dolphins
Carl Powell, Washington Redskilns
Ghaton Ross, Winnipeg Blue Bombers

MALIK DOUGLAS FILM EVALUATION
This 6-4 220 lb TE/DE/OLB has a great first step and tremendous body control.  Malik moves effortlessly and has great  balance and power.  He moves so well that he does not have a lot of tremendous hits, he just "collects" the ball carrier and brings him down.  

Douglas makes his tackles look easy, like a parent picking up a child.  Make no mistake, it is obvious that Malik can hit.  Malik's only real downside is that he "prairie dogs" and plays a bit too high.  The negatives are easily corrected.  

Douglas plays well as a tight end, he stays pressed up into the defender and does not splash off.  I project Malik as a defensive player in college, either defensive end or outside linebacker. His first step is tremendous and at defensive end, he will have tackles kicking frantically to "get on the rope."   Malik can beat them off the edge, and with his change of direction ability, can club/rip and come inside.  Left tackles will not like playing Malik and they will need help.  Chip blocks and cut blocks are in his future.  

Malik can play on the open side as an outside linebacker but if he can stop prairie dogging, he would be a beast at SAM linebacker.   Douglas can shorten a tight end's neck on run plays, and I do not see him getting reached.  He will stone a tight end on runs, and can drop or rush on a pass.  

Douglas' eyes are always on the ball and his pursuit is relentless, kind of like water moving around rocks in a stream.  He just glides to the ball and he gets there with power and balance.  Malik plays the cut block well and that is a skill that he will need in college.  Douglas is a very talented football player and he will be very successful in college.


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