Photo of Matt McCants
Drafted By: Giants

Combine Results

Grade
56.0 ?
  • 5.52 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 17 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 25.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 97.0 INCH
    Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

Bucky Brooks' take: McCants is a big-bodied edge blocker with some physical attributes scouts covet in developmental prospects.

  • 6'5" Height
  • 35 3/8" Arm Length
  • 308LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/4" Hands

Overview

McCants is a late-round value pick as a developmental project at the tackle position. He has the natural size and frame for the next level, but will need to put on some weight to hold his own against bigger NFL defensive ends. He is an on/off type player who will show NFL starter traits one minute, and barely UAB starting traits the next.

Analysis

Strengths

McCants is a very good positional blocker with fluid hips. He has the body control to get up in a defensive lineman's face, and if he falls off, can recover and continue to shuffle and mirror to keep position. This serves him better in pass protection, where he hardly ever allows a sack in his conference. McCants is athletic when moving in space and plays much better when pulling or sealing than when playing in a phone booth.

Weaknesses

McCants is not a very strong athlete and played the majority of his career under 290 pounds. He will need to put on a good deal of size and strength to block and compete at the next level. He struggles when coming out of a three-point stance and has displayed some very telling and troubling tendencies throughout college which could scare NFL teams.
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Grade Title Draft (Round) Description
96-100 Future Hall of Famer Top Pick A once-in-a-generation type prospect who could change how his position is played
85-95 Immediate Starter 1st An impact player with the ability/intangibles to become a Pro Bowl player. Expect to start immediately except in a unique situation (i.e. behind a veteran starter).
70-84 Eventual Starter 2nd-3rd A quality player who will contribute to the team early on and is expected to develop into a starter. A reliable player who brings value to the position.
50-69 Draftable Player 4th-7th A prospect with the ability to make team as a backup/role player. Needs to be a special teams contributor at applicable positions. Players in the high range of this category might have long-term potential.
20-49 Free Agent UDFA A player with solid measurables, intangibles, college achievements, or a developing skill that warrants an opportunity in an NFL camp. In the right situation, he could earn a place on a 53-man roster, but most likely will be a practice squad player or a camp body.

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