Colin McCarthy scouting report

Colin McCarthy ILB Miami FL
Ht: 6’1″

Wt: 240

Strengths:
Prototypical size and strength. Above-average athleticism for the position. A high-energy player. Shows good instincts. Experience at inside and strong-side linebacker. A physical player who shows the ability to shed blocks fairly consistently. A consistent edge rusher with surprising quickness off the snap. A three-year starter. Productive on special teams.
Weaknesses:
Does not look good in coverage; very choppy in his backpedal and slow to react. Much better when reacting to the play in front of him than when dropping back. Missed time in 2008 with a shoulder injury.
Comments:
McCarthy could be a starter if he lands in the right system, but his skill set won’t attract everyone. In a 4-3 scheme he’s probably best suited to play on the strong side where he can be used mainly as a pass rusher and his lack of coverage skills can be masked. In a 3-4 scheme he’ll probably play inside. His ceiling isn’t incredibly high, but he’s a fundamentally sound player who should be a safe mid-round pick.
Posted on by Ryan McCrystal in Scouting Reports - 2011 Comments Off

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