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Grade
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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

Overview

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.

Analysis

Strengths

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.

Weaknesses

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.
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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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