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  • 24 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 6.74 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.13 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 11.13 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'0" Height
  • 29 1/2" Arm Length
  • 205LBS. Weight
  • 8 7/8" Hands


McCarthy was a productive two-year starter for the Irish defense. He has a good combination of size, strength and athleticism. He doesn't have ideal height but is instinctive and maintains leverage as a deep defender when going after the ball. He is a vocal leader who wins with toughness, instincts, intelligence and technique. He doesn't have great speed but is a good athlete for the position. His foot agility, balance and quickness enable him to be an effective zone-coverage defender. Kyle isn't an explosive hitter and wouldn't be a great in-the-box defender. He is a solid run defender, taking proper angles to the ball and is a reliable tackler. He has good ball skills and is natural to make plays in the passing game. McCarthy has limitations which likely will relegate him to a back-up role at the next level.



McCarthy is a tough defender with good instincts. Has a solid base and the lateral agility to be effective in zone coverage. Puts time in the film room, takes good angles in the running game and is a bit of a ball hawk.


McCarthy only has average height and does not possess the speed to make plays all over the field. Hips are a little high at times and he is not effective in man coverage. Not an explosive tackler and will struggle to play in the box at the next level.
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.