Photo of Ryan McKee
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  • 6'6" Height
  • 296LBS. Weight

Overview

The three-year starter and 2008 second-team All-Conference USA right tackle is as dependable and consistent as they come. The Southern Miss coaches considered McKee an extension of themselves on the field and a solid leader in the locker room. He also played with a torn labrum throughout much of his senior season, undergoing surgery in January. Although he lacks the bulk most NFL teams want in a strong-side tackle, McKee has gained weight over the past year and has the body to add a bit more. Had an arm span of 33 1/2 inches and a hand span of 10 1/4 inches at the combine.

Analysis

Strengths

Positives: Long, almost lanky build with plenty of room for additional growth. Deep kick-step to protect the edge. Plays with at least moderate balance, considering his size. Good initial pop off the snap. Before the shoulder injury, showed good upper-body strength to latch on to the defender and ride him wide. Surprising quickness to the second level. Good effort to block downfield. Cognizant lineman who often made the line calls. Tough. Played through a torn labrum for much of his senior season. Negatives: Bit of a 'tweener. Lacks the bulk to remain at right tackle and may be too tall for most teams at guard. Marginal lateral quickness. Marginal flexibility. Struggles to recover if beaten initially. Questionable level of competition. Underwent surgery on a torn left labrum (shoulder) after the 2008 season and is months away from returning to the field.
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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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