The following is a 2018 Erik McCoy NFL Draft Profile highlighting everything that you need to know about the Texas A&M center. Listed below is his scouting report highlighting strengths and weaknesses while looking at his NFL comparison and his projection. Here at NFL Draft Geek we also like to provide all of our play cut ups, video breakdowns and any other important articles that will give our full view of who we think he is as a prospect.
Erik McCoy NFL Draft Profile
Height: 6’4 Weight: 315 School: Texas A&M
Thick, powerful build.
Strong. Generates movement at point of attack.
Fluid, agile guy. Pulls well and gets to second level with relative ease.
Quick off the snap. Fires out.
Keeps pretty good leverage.
Strong base in pass pro.
Moves well laterally.
Strong hands to clamp on.
Finds linebackers well as in space.
Experience at center and guard.
Could extend arms more. “Belly rubs” too often.
Base can get needle at times, notably in space.
Strong, but not a dominant powerhouse.
McCoy is a thickly built, powerful guy who can handle the strength of nose tackles one one one. Drives his man with short choppy steps and opens up holes in the running game. And while his strength might not be elite, it’s still very good and he should be able to step in and see similar results in the NFL. His quickness and agility are a great compliment to his power and he can move well enough to thrive in a zone blocking scheme where he’d be required to do more than just try to push the man in front of him. Very good with run and pass blocking. Listed at 6’3, but his length doesn’t always show up because he doesn’t extend his arms. This is perhaps a sign that his upper body could be stronger. Overall, he has all the tools and is technically sound to the point where he can step into the NFL and be a starter next season.
McCoy is as talented and well rounded as any interior offensive linemen in this class. He can play power or zone systems and pass and run block at a high level. He should step right into the league and start for a team from day one. I expect him to have a long productive career and see a few pro bowls in his time.
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