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Grade
6.16 ?
  • 4.65 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 23 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 36.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 119.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.93 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.20 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 11.38 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Top Performer
  • 6'1" Height
  • 29 1/2" Arm Length
  • 238LBS. Weight
  • 10 1/4" Hands

Overview

McCarthy has a chance to win a job as a starting middle or strong side linebacker. Has great size. Exhibits very good instincts diagnosing against the run and when asked to play in zone coverage. Has enough speed and athleticism for the next level but isn't a guy you want locked up in man coverage or isolated in space against playmakers. Needs to watch his composure at times and stay under control. Put together two productive seasons after a serious shoulder injury so he should check out medically. McCarthy currently carries a Day 2 draft grade.

Analysis

Strengths

McCarthy has ideal bulk and good height for a middle 'backer. Is a sound player with good awareness. Rarely takes false steps or gets fooled by misdirection. Can get off blocks and find the football. Arrives at the ball-carrier quickly inside the box. Good tackler. Tough player with a good work ethic.

Weaknesses

Received a medical redshirt for a serious shoulder injury in 2008. Can be taken advantage of in open space. Will play wild, over run plays and wiff at times. Was taken off the field at Miami in many obvious passing downs. Isn't an overly fluid athlete and struggles in man coverage.
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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