T.J. McDonald   #22 SS

Height: 6-2   Weight: 223   Age: 27

Born: 1/26/1991 Fresno , CA

College: USC

Experience: 6th season

High School: Edison HS [Fresno, CA]

TCKL

57

SCK

0.0

FF

0

INT

3

Combine 2013

Combine
Stats:

  • Vertical Jump40.0 inches
  • 40 Yard Dash4.59 Secs
  • 3 Cone Drill6.89 secs
  • Broad Jump131.0 inches
  • Bench Press19.0 reps
  • 20 Yard Shuttle4.2 secs

Strengths

NFL bloodlines with pro size and length who has played deep and in the box. Hits like a missile in the middle of the field, uses his shoulder to bring real power into the back or midsection of receivers with closing speed and tenacity. Solid ball skills, looks high and wide passes into his hands and can get down to get his hands under low throws. Physical presence around the line, sticks his head into short-yardage plays and uses his length to stay off lineman blocks and to wrap up running backs in traffic and receivers in the flat. Attacks the alley aggressively when coming downhill from two-high coverages. Does a good job fighting through blocks and making tackles on screens. Tries to lay the kill shot on wide receivers over the middle, but generally a good form tackler against running backs. Height and size come in handy on jump ball situations. Will be a factor on special teams, both using his length on the kick block team and as a strong tackler on coverage units.

Weaknesses

Will be pegged as a pure in-the-box safety. Protected in coverage by being used extensively as a Robber his senior season. Linear, high-cut player who is tall in his back pedals. Displays stiff hips, average change-of-direction ability and burst. His height and average short-area quickness become an issue when trying to break down quickly to make tackles in space, can be eluded in the open field by quicker receivers and running backs. Also lacks flexibility to turn-and-run with better receivers and tight ends. Does not have the range to get to the sideline, even sometimes to the hash, in single-high looks. Stares into the backfield, gets frozen and fooled by play action, loses receivers behind him, and takes time to recover after a false step.

66.5