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Colin McCarthy (LB)
  • Height:
    6'1"
  • Weight:
    238 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    29 1/2 in.
  • Hand Size:
    10 1/4 in.
  • College:
    Miami
  • Conference:
    ACC
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Selected by: Tennessee Titans
Round: 4
Pick (Overall): 12 (109)

Pick Analysis: McCarthy gives the Titans a tough, physical linebacker to plug into the middle. His combination of instincts and awareness rate favorably, and he is the rugged presence they prefer at the position. He has played all three linebacker positions during his collegiate career, so expect him to make an immediate contribution as a backup/special teamer.
Combine Stats
  • 40 Yard Dash4.65 sec
  • Bench Press23.0 reps
  • Broad Jump119.0 inch
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Overview

McCarthy has a chance to win a job as a starting middle or strong side linebacker. Has great size. Exhibits very good instincts diagnosing against the run and when asked to play in zone coverage. Has enough speed and athleticism for the next level but isn't a guy you want locked up in man coverage or isolated in space against playmakers. Needs to watch his composure at times and stay under control. Put together two productive seasons after a serious shoulder injury so he should check out medically. McCarthy currently carries a Day 2 draft grade.


Strengths

McCarthy has ideal bulk and good height for a middle 'backer. Is a sound player with good awareness. Rarely takes false steps or gets fooled by misdirection. Can get off blocks and find the football. Arrives at the ball-carrier quickly inside the box. Good tackler. Tough player with a good work ethic.

Weaknesses

Received a medical redshirt for a serious shoulder injury in 2008. Can be taken advantage of in open space. Will play wild, over run plays and wiff at times. Was taken off the field at Miami in many obvious passing downs. Isn't an overly fluid athlete and struggles in man coverage.

Grade

6.1

 

Video Playlist

  1. 2011 Draft Profile - LB Colin McCarthy, Miami (Fla.)

    Published: April 8, 2011 at 12:43 p.m.

    A look at draft prospect Miami (Fla) linebacker Colin McCarthy.

  2. 2011 combine workout: Colin McCarthy

    Published: March 14, 2011 at 03:11 p.m.

    Watch Miami LB Colin McCarthy work out at the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine.

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