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Grade
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  • 4.58 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 14 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 38.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 119.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.82 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.17 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'0" Height
  • 198LBS. Weight

Overview

Playing defense in the Big 12 is no easy task -- neither is playing against the Raiders' offense every day in practice. McBath has the versatility and confidence to star in the secondary. He was a first-team All-Big 12 safety and made plays against the pass (six interceptions, three against Kansas) and the run (70 tackles) as a senior. He earned all-conference accolades in his sophomore and junior seasons, totaling 148 tackles and five picks in 2006 and '07.

Analysis

Strengths

Strengths: Centerfielder with the build of a strong safety and good upper-body development. ... Comes downhill in a hurry, diagnosing the run and attacking receivers over the middle. ... Solid last line of defense and secure tackler in space. ... Reads the quarterback's eyes and has the speed to jump routes. ... Good hands for the interception. ... Finds his way through trash to the ballcarrier when near the line. ... Became a more vocal leader as a senior, and has always tried to lead by example. ... Directs the defense from the deep secondary. ... Contributes on special teams and should do so in the NFL due to his size and speed. Weaknesses: Only adequate height for a free safety and might have to move down into the box. ... Better when the play is in front of him and lacks the lateral quickness and recovery speed to stay with quick tight ends or receivers in space. ... Must improve his hand usage to get off the blocks of bigger wide receivers. ... Slow in run-pass recognition. ... Not a dominant hitter.
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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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