Scouting Report: Anthony McCoy

Written by Rob Engle on April 21, 2010



Anthony McCoy


Position: TE School: USC
Height: 6’4 1/2" Weight: 259 lbs
Class: Senior 40 time: 4.73

Overall Grade:

6.07

Draft Projection:

2nd Round


Non-position specific categories


Category

Max. Value

Grade

Height/Weight 6 5.5
Speed 8 5.5
Quickness/Agility 10 7
Strength/Explosion 10 6
Athletic Ability 8 6.5
Durability 8 6.5
Character 6 3
Production/Experience 6 4.5
Toughness 8 6
Potential 10 9


Tight Ends Specific Categories


Category

Max. Value

Grade

Blocking 8 7
Hands 8 7
Route Running/Separation 8 6
Red Zone Threat 8 5.5



Explanation of Player Grading System


Strengths

Terrific height and weight distribution with room to grow. Seems to have natural hands. Decent route runner but could do a lot better. Pretty athletic and fluid. Very underrated blocker and possibly the best of the top tight end prospects. Good in run after the catch and will break tackle and carry people. Scored a 22 on the Wonderlic.

Weaknesses

Has some character concerns and reportedly tested positive for marijuana at the combine and has a reputation for being self absorbed. Blocking is still inconsistent. Only 2 years of experience. Route running needs improvement but should be fine until it’s tweaked. Didn’t score very much.

Analysis

He didn’t have that many catches in 2009, but he averaged more than 20 yards per catch showing his unusual big play ability for a TE. He’ll probably make some team happy as long as he stays out of trouble, but it’s not likely that he’ll be an elite player. Solid starter is his ceiling and solid backup his floor.

Experience

Two year starter at USC.

Awards and Honors

2009: n/a
2008: n/a
2007: n/a
2006: n/a


Academics

Public policy, management and planning major at USC.

Off-field Issues

Reportedly tested positive for marijuana at the NFL Scouting Combine.

Injuries

Missed most of 2006 season with a strained hamstring.


Receiving Stats
Year Rec Yards Avg Long TD
2009 22 457 20.8 60 1
2008 22 256 11.6 26 1
2007 2 18 9.0 16 1






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Rob Engle

Rob Engle scouted privately starting in 2004. Rob participated in an internship with the Baltimore Ravens scouting department and is continuing his professional career by attending Miami University (Ohio) to obtain a degree in Strategic Communication. Rob is also a member of the Football Writers Association of America. See all posts by Rob Engle.