KC McDermott

Miami
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Prospect Info

College
Miami
Hometown
Class
Wellington, FL
Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 6"
311 lbs
32 1/2”
Hands
9 3/4”

Prospect Grade

4.90
Should Be in an NFL Training Camp
How We Grade
40 Yard Dash
5.35
Seconds
 
Bench Press
26
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
23.5
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
97.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
7.72
Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
4.82
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
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Seconds
 
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KC is one of three brothers to play college football. Tyler was a center for Colorado State and Shane was a center at Miami, with whom KC played one season after signing with the Hurricanes. KC was highly-recruited because of the family tradition, turning down Florida State, Alabama, and many others to follow Shane's path. He played in three games as a reserve as a true freshman in 2014, injured his knee and did not play the rest of the year. He took on a starting job in the final eight games of the 2015 season (six at left guard, two at right tackle). McDermott kept healthy for all 13 games, starting nine at left guard and the final four at left tackle.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
PFA
Overview
He plays with some tenacity, but there are too many snaps where he can't get his blocks secured or where he struggles to sustain utilizing desired body control. He looks the part of narrow tackle, but he's missing the foot quickness to survive there. Without better technique and body control he is likely to struggle against the quickness and power he will see in the pros.
Strengths
  • Has decent length and may play with enough bend to be considered at guard or center despite his height
  • Plays with very strong hands
  • Once he snatches into defender's jersey, it is hard to shake him off
  • Does a good job of running his feet after initial contact and generating some level of movement with his down blocks
  • Plays with decent hand quickness as a guard
Weaknesses
  • High cut with lowers lacking girth
  • Both his base and his power zone are narrow
  • Takes inconsistent angles up to the second level on zone plays
  • Too sluggish coming off of his initial block on combos
  • Too often plays with wide, enveloping hands
  • Huggy and grabby
  • Doesn't work hips and feet into position to secure blocks and will default to holding
  • Doesn't have the kick-slide to play tackle in the pros despite his experience there this season
  • Technique is too often optional for him

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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