Written by Bryan Perez on July 7, 2016
The NFL is always searching for pass-blocking offensive tackles in the first round of the draft, and UCLA’s Conor McDermott possesses some appealing traits that will garner early-round, if not early-first round, attention come next April.
Unofficially listed at 6-foot-9 and 310 pounds, McDermott is a little light in the pants but has a good-looking frame from a length standpoint. He’s a lean and athletic looking guy which suggests he can bulk up even more once he gets into an NFL strength program. Whether he’ll be able to build his legs up is debatable, but overall his frame fits what the NFL is looking for.
His 2015 tape is a great display of his athletic ability as a pass protector. McDermott was Tennessee’s Mr. Basketball during his senior year of high school, and it shows up on film. He has great feet.
McDermott consistently beats defensive lineman to (read more…)