Photo of Shane McDermott
4.75 ?

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'4" Height
  • 300LBS. Weight



High-effort player. Does a nice job of working in tandem with his guards to execute combo blocks and double teams. Uses a wide base in pass pro with ready hands. Three-year starter.


Plays with poor balance and lacks adequate core strength for the position. High cut and generates very little power from his legs. Waist-bender. Struggles to recover when beaten around the edge. Gets stuck in park when asked to try and win against power. Fails to sustain blocks for very long.

Draft Projection


Bottom Line

Despite being a three-year starter for the Hurricanes, there are certain core traits that a player must have to make an NFL roster and McDermott's lack of strength and athleticism could limit his opportunities.
-Lance Zierlein
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.