Erik McCoy

Texas A&M
C

Prospect Info

College
Texas A&M
Hometown
Class
Lufkin, TX
r-Junior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 4"
303 lbs
33”
Hands
9 5/8”

Prospect Grade

6.01
Should Become Instant Starter
How We Grade

2019 Draft Results

Drafted by
New Orleans
Saints
Round 2 ‧ Pick 16
40 Yard Dash
4.89u
Seconds
 
Bench Press
29
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
31.0
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
107.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
8.28
Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
4.62
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
--
Seconds
 

Playlist

McCoy was not highly recruited despite earning second-team all-state honors at Lufkin High School in Texas. Aggies coaches saw enough to give him a scholarship, however, and he worked himself into a three-year starter. He redshirted in 2015 before earning the starting center spot for all 13 contests in 2016. McCoy started all 13 games for A&M in 2017, as well, 11 at center and two at guard. He was a team captain in 2018, again starting all 13 games in the middle of the offensive line called the "Maroon Goons."
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Round 2
NFL Comparison
Corey Linsley
Overview
Teams typically hunt for centers with the traits to withstand power or athleticism depending on their divisional competition. McCoy comes gift-wrapped in a thick, strong frame and proved he could hold up to both power (Dexter Lawrence) and athleticism (Quinnen Williams). He has some limitations in space, but he possesses more than enough body control and agility to compete on work-ups and cut-off blocks. With his ability match against base and sub-packages, McCoy could carry Day 2 draft value as a future starter.
Strengths
  • Good girth in rear and legs with well-built arms
  • Started all three-seasons at Texas A&M
  • Solid performances against talented interior defenders from Clemson and Alabama
  • Unlocks and snaps hips into angle blocks to seal gap
  • Body control to fit and stick to A-gap rushers
  • Generates some movement
  • Loose hips to bump and climb to tough angles
  • Good effort to maintain leverage/positioning on lateral blocks
  • Possesses pop in well-timed punch
  • Re-sets hands with "boxing" ability in pass sets
  • Plays with good stickiness in pass mirror
  • Low center of gravity with strong rush anchor
  • Meets and absorbs upfield charge with plus contact balance
Weaknesses
  • Lack of length limits ability to sustain move blocks
  • Base gets too wide in some pass sets
  • Plays with some forward lean into pass mirror
  • A little slow with head swivel when scanning in pass pro tection
  • Has to stay patient rather than lunge at target
  • Inside arm wraps around second-level linebackers
  • Average athleticism in space
  • Below-average pull quickness

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GRADE
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