Kaleb McGary

Washington
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Prospect Info

College
Washington
Hometown
Class
Fife, WA
r-Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 7"
317 lbs
32 7/8”
Hands
10 1/8”

Prospect Grade

5.88
Chance to Become NFL Starter
How We Grade

2019 Draft Results

Drafted by
Atlanta
Falcons
Round 1 ‧ Pick 31
40 Yard Dash
5.05u
Seconds
 
Bench Press
23
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
33.5
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
111.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
7.66
Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
4.58
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
--
Seconds
 

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McGary was a conference defensive player of the year and first-team all-conference tight end at Fife (Washington) High School before heading to the Huskies. He redshirted his first year, then took over the starting right tackle job in six of 12 games in 2015. McGary started all 14 games there as a sophomore and earned first-team All-Pac-12 honors on the right side as a 13-game starter in 2017. He was again a first-team all-conference performer at right tackle as a senior, starting all 14 games for the Pac-12 champions. He and his family have been through serious adversity. Kaleb was diagnosed with a heart arrthymia, and his father with multiple sclerosis. The family was forced off the family farm when he was in high school. In 2018, the family was living in RVs while restoring his mother's childhood home, but a fire partially burned down the home and one of the RVs.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Rounds 1-2
NFL Comparison
Matt Slauson
Overview
McGary has been a right tackle his entire career, but that could change once his athletic limitations are challenged by NFL-caliber rushers. He would benefit from a move inside to guard where his strength and ability to generate movement as a run blocker would outweigh his issues with lateral quickness. McGary could find early starter's reps at guard, but struggles with balance and keeping blocks centered could lead to early growing pains that will require a team's patience.
Strengths
  • Good lean muscle mass on an NFL frame
  • Mentally tough and has faced and overcome adversity already
  • Not a natural bender but maintains focused, upward strike with hands to create a point of leverage
  • Can unlock his hips for additional force into first contact
  • Plus leg drive to grind up opponents and blow running lanes wide open
  • Adequate second-level radar
  • Can unload with brute upper-body power when punch reaches extension
  • Loves to finish with maximum force when opportunity calls
  • Firm base to counter bull-rushers
Weaknesses
  • Inconsistent in sustaining blocks once he's forced to move his feet
  • Could benefit from wider base and more snatch-and-secure with his hands
  • Gets whipped at point of attack when weight drifts too far over his feet
  • Feet too heavy and sticky to redirect and recover against quality inside move
  • Lacks lateral foot quickness to stay mirrored in pass protection as right tackle
  • Turns and lunges when challenged around the corner by edge speed
  • Has been medically cleared to play with heart arrhythmia issue but will need to pass NFL medicals.

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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