R.J. McIntosh was the 139th overall pick in the fifth round of the 2018 NFL Draft by the New York Giants.
More about the former Miami defensive tackle:
R.J. McIntosh, DT
6-foot-4, 286 pounds
Selected Post coverage
March 2018: McIntosh wasn’t happy with his Pro Day
Jan. 2018: Norton, McIntosh turning pro
Oct. 2017: McIntosh honored by ACC
Aug. 2015: McIntosh a freshman to watch
McIntosh, from Fort Lauderdale, was a three-star recruit out of Cardinal Gibbons High who surpassed his initial projection. A high school basketball forward, he added quality weight and got into the Hurricanes’ rotation as a freshman in 2015.
After making 47 tackles (9.5 for loss), 2.5 sacks and two pass break-ups as a sophomore, McIntosh was more of a force as a junior. He was a second-team All-ACC pick and register 52 tackles, tied for the team lead with 12.5 tackles for loss and added 2.5 sacks and seven pass breakups, more than any ACC defensive lineman.
His brother, Deon, is a running back at Notre Dame. Another brother, Kenny, is a 2019 high school recruit.
At Pro Day in March, he said he heard projections between the second and fourth rounds. That’s where the website WalterFootball projected him, placing him seventh among defensive tackles. NFL.com had him as a fourth- or fifth-rounder and compared him to Mario Edwards. ESPN’s Todd McShay ranked him No. 114 on his top 300 list.
NFL Combine results
Arms: 33.75 inches
Hands: 9.75 inches
McIntosh was held out of drills in Indianapolis after doctors discovered an issue with his thyroid, according to 247Sports. He is taking medication for the issue.
At Pro Day, McIntosh said he broad-jumped 8 feet, 4 inches and his vertical leap was 27.75 inches.
“Should have stayed in. He needs to keep growing into his frame and get a lot stronger. You don’t want to come out until you know you’re ready to do battle against grown men and I don’t think he’s there yet.” — AFC Director of Scouting, according to NFL.com