Scouting Report: Kyle McCarthy

Written by Rob Engle on April 21, 2010

Kyle McCarthy

Position: S School: Notre Dame
Height: 6’0″ Weight: 205 lbs
Class: RS-Senior 40 time: 4.63

Overall Grade:


Draft Projection:

4th Round

Non-position specific categories


Max. Value


Height/Weight 6 4.5
Speed 8 5
Quickness/Agility 10 5.5
Strength/Explosion 10 8
Athletic Ability 8 6
Durability 8 5
Character 6 5
Production/Experience 6 2.5
Toughness 8 7
Potential 10 7.5

Defensive Back Specific Categories


Max. Value


Ball Skills 10 6
Man Coverage 10 3.5
Zone Coverage 10 8
Tackling 6 5.5
Run Stopping 6 6
Hips/Lateral Movement 8 5.5
Physicality 6 5

Explanation of Player Grading System


A very good athlete. Excellent run defender and isn’t afraid to come up and fill the hole. Gets off of blocks well. A very technically sound and aggressive tackler. Good ball skills and and anticipation. Very cerebral player and knows when to take his chances. Is a fast twitch muscle athlete giving him the ability to react quickly to the ball in the air. Great in zone coverage. Special teams stand-out.


Doesn’t have a lot of starting experience because he played behind good players like Tommy Zbikowski (3rd round pick in 2008). Doesn’t have great range. Timed speed/long speed is below average. Hips flexibility is only average. Man coverage is below par and covering Tight Ends in the NFL may be a problem.


A mid round pick without a lot of experience but a good bit of upside. Will be under-drafted because of the depth of the 2010 safety class . Has starter potential, but will most likely only be a special teamer his first few years.


Two year starter at Notre Dame.

Awards and Honors

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


Enrolled in graduate program at Notre Dame.


No history of injuries.

Career Stats
Year Tack Solo Asst Sack FF Int TD
2009 89 59 30 0 0 5 0
2008 104 59 45 0 1 2 0
2007 20 11 9 0 1 1 0
2006 9 6 3 0 0 0 0

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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.

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