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Gerald McCoy - DT Oklahoma, Junior

Height: 6'4 1/8" DOB: 02/25/1988
Weight: 295lbs Age: 27

Pick #3

Arm Hand 40 Yard 10 Yard Bench Press Vert Jump Broad Jump 3 Cone Short Shuttle Long Shuttle Wonderlic KEI
33 3/4" 10 1/4" 4.96s N/A 23 30.5" 9' 6" N/A N/A N/A N/A 63.00

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Size Run Stuffing
Speed Pass Rushing
Strength Tackling
Athleticism Attitude/Effort

Scouting Report: If McCoy were in any other draft, we'd be talking about him as the No.1 overall pick.  He's build like a cement crapper, and is as fit a 295 pounds as there is in the nation.  He's more athletic than most players 20lbs lighter, and is shows with his style of play.  Best way to describe him is to compare him to the other top DT, Ndamukong Suh.  Where Suh is power, McCoy is more finesse.  He's got an explosive first step and a full catalog of moves.  He's got great feet and hands, and gets into the lineman quickly and is able to disengage from them quickly.  He's super quick moving laterally down the line and his step up field is really fast.  He makes tons of plays in the backfield, and not because he overpowers anyone but more because he is able to work around and through linemen.  If there's a criticism to his game it's that he isn't as big as some schemes would ask him to be, so he won't fit every team.  Also, he doesn't have the brute strength of Suh, so he will be more susceptible to the double team.  His strength will always be passing the rusher and getting upfield in a hurry, so he'll need a scheme that fits that.

Draft Status: No doubt McCoy is a top ten pick.  The only mystery may be whether or not McCoy is drafted before Suh.  The offseason may dictate some of that.  If McCoy can put up great numbers in the combine and workouts, and the right team is picking in the top 5, no doubt McCoy could be take that high. 

Final Analysis:  McCoy is a rare talent that you just don't see every year in the draft.  The problem is, he's one of two of these types of talent and both play the same position.  McCoy has shown steady improvement every year at Oklahoma, and you can see there is even more potential in him.  He has all the tools to be an elite pass rusher from the interior defensive line, and if he can get better at defending the run, picking up the play, he can be even better.  Regardless, McCoy's skill set means he can come in immediately play at a high level.

Reminds me of: Kevin Williams, DT Minnesota-Although he's smaller than Williams, McCoy's game is very similar.  Both excel at rushing the passer, and using their explosion and athletic advantage to do so.

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Scouting Report written by Curt Popejoy

Career Statistics

Year Games Tackles TFL Sacks
Stats from cfbstats.com

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