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Dwight McGlothern 2024 NFL Draft: Combine Results, Scouting Report For Arkansas CB

Nov 11, 2023; Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA; Arkansas Razorbacks defensive back Dwight McGlothern (2) celebrates his interception during the first quarter against the Auburn Tigers at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brett Rojo-USA TODAY Sports

The 2024 NFL Draft is getting close, making it an excellent time to highlight some of the class' best players with scouting reports. Each report will include strengths, weaknesses and background information. 

Here's our report on Dwight McGlothern.

Dwight McGlothern's 2024 NFL Combine RESULTS

  • Height: 6-foot-2
  • Weight: 185
  • 40-yard dash: 4.47
  • 10-Yard Split: 1.50
  • Vertical jump: 32"
  • Broad jump: 9'7"
  • Arm Length: 30 1/2”



  • Aligned as the left CB for Arkansas. The majority of the time he played the field and boundary side.
  • Long frame and hand usage allow him to disrupt WRs at the LOS and be effective at the catch point.
  • Good zone CB who pattern recognizes and understands route concepts to position himself to make plays.
  • Good plant-and-drive ability from off-alignment to close on throws in front of him – quick downhill transition.
  • Most effective from pressed alignment when using his length to get his hands on WRs to disrupt their release.
  • Instincts and recognition, combined with solid burst, allow him to break on the ball in front of him
  • Length allows him to be effective in the short red zone where he can use his size to take away those outside throws.


  • Questionable physicality and aggression displayed when taking on blocks outside – doesn’t disengage well.
  • Disinterested tackler who struggles to fill running lanes and come downhill in run/screen support.
  • Susceptible to back shoulder throws – he likes to stay on top of WRs, making it hard to react to that throw.
  • Lacks elite top-end speed when running vertically downfield with speedy WRs, especially from press man.
  • Not a quick twitch athlete – lacks the lateral change of direction skills when transitioning out of breaks
  • Slow feet and poor technique from press alignment, causing issues transitioning if he doesn’t get hands on WRs.

Mar 1, 2024; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Arkansas defensive back Dwight McGlothern (DB24) works out during the 2024 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports


McGlothern aligned primarily as the left CB for Arkansas, playing from the field and boundary side of the formation. He has good size and length, allowing him to disrupt the receiver’s release off the LOS when he is in pressed alignment. 

He showed minimal physicality and aggression, which is evident in how he took on blocks and provided minimal support in run/screen game. McGlothern is a savvy CB who understands route conceptions and is quick to pattern recognize to drive on throws and make plays on the ball. 

He made a great break and anticipation on his INT vs. Auburn on a curl route in a curl/flat combo from off-zone coverage. McGlothern made another great instinctive play on an INT vs. LSU from Inverted-2, jumping the slot out route for INT. 

He is best suited to play from off-alignment, where he can use his instincts and downhill burst to disrupt throws in front of him. He lacks the top-end speed and quickness to accelerate and stick with WRs vertically. It is worrisome that McGolthern lost his starting job in the middle of the 2023 season. He missed the whole month of October prior to returning to the starting lineup in November.

Overall, McGlothern size and length, combined with his recognition skills and instincts, make him a good fit for zone-based schemes, where he can play off to read and react. He lacks the explosiveness needed in man coverage schemes at the NFL level. 

McGlothern is likely a Day 3 pick who could provide some secondary depth on a defense with high zone coverage tendencies.


McGlothern was a four-star recruit from Texas who attended LSU for two seasons, starting as a sophomore, and then transferred to Arkansas for his last two seasons.

In 2022, he was named Second-Team All-SEC. McGlothern finished his career playing in 35 games between LSU and Arkansas, totaling 113 tackles, six tackles for loss, eight interceptions, 23 pass breakups and four forced fumbles.

In 2022, McGlothern had 504 coverage snaps and was targeted on 52 pass attempts, allowing 22 completions for 318 yards and one touchdown. He also record four interceptions and 11 pass breakups on those targets. He played from press alignment on 84 of his 504 coverage snaps (17 percent). McGlothern played from more zone coverage concepts than man (59 percent zone and 41 percent man).

In 2023, McGlothern had 194 coverage snaps, and he was targeted on 18 pass attempts, allowing 8 completions for 98 yards and one touchdown. He recorded just one interception and five pass breakups on those targets. He played from press alignment on 30 of 194 coverage snaps (15 percent).  McGlothern played zone coverage more than man (56 percent zone and 44 percent man).