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  • 6'4" Height
  • 33 3/4" Arm Length
  • 295LBS. Weight
  • 10 1/4" Hands

Overview

McCoy has an excellent combination of size, strength and athleticism for an interior lineman in a 4-3 scheme. He doesn’t have the bulk to fit as a two gap nose tackle at the next level, but is Oklahoma’s most active defender. McCoy possesses outstanding initial quickness to penetrate the line of scrimmage and disrupt the running game as well as pressure the quarterback. He has strong quick hands to control blockers but can improve his consistency in this area. McCoy has the natural strength necessary to hold the point, but is best when stunting. McCoy is one of the top defensive linemen in this year's draft and is likely to be a high pick that will impact a club in his rookie season.

Analysis

Strengths

McCoy is a highly productive and active player as a 3-technique. He has a terrific blend of athleticism and power. Consistently gains penetration against the run and pass with his outstanding quickness and chases down plays with great burst for a big man. Shows the toughness and durability to stay on the field and play through injuries. Very competitive and instinctive player. Also possesses impressive leadership qualities on and off the field.

Weaknesses

There isn't much to dislike about McCoy’s game. While his quickness is elite, his long range speed is questionable. Hand use is solid but could use some improvement.
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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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