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Devin McCourty
NFL Draft Scouting Report

Cornerback

Rutgers


College Position: Cornerback
School: Rutgers
Grade: Senior
Height: 5-10
Weight: 190
Birthdate:
Draft Projection: Second
Overall Rank: Unranked
NFL Draft Position (Rank): Cornerback (5)

Draft Result

Drafted in the 2010 Draft by the New England Patriots in the 1st round with the #27 pick.
With major needs at defensive end and rush linebacker the Patriots traded down twice in round one to select Devin McCourty? He is not a bad player but taking a bend but don't break corner known as much for his special teams ability (7 career blocked kicks) as his coverage skills over their needs in the front seven was a surprise. After spending second round picks on Terrence Wheatley and Darius Butler in 2008 and 2009 the Patriots should have been able to take advantage of the value at other positions. The Patriots accumulate picks better than any other team but the selection of McCourty continues a trend of drafting role players over impact players which has limited the impact of their drafts in recent years.

Strengths

  • Tremendously athletic cover corner
  • Has elite timed speed (4.34 unofficial 40 at the combine)
  • Instinctive in coverage
  • Solid man coverage skills 
  • Good zone awareness
  • Can flip his hips and transition well
  • Excellent fundamentals
  • Tremendous special teamer - knack for blocking kicks and experience as a gunner
  • Has all the tools you look for in a corner

Weaknesses

  • Has a thin build and is not a good fit for press coverage
  • Below average ball skills - does not get his hands on a lot of passes and just 4 career interceptions
  • Allows too many catches
  • Not a great tackler
  • More of a #2 corner than a shutdown guy - Does not play up to his elite measureables

News

2011 NFL Draft Pick Analysis: Which Positions Provide the Best Value - Mar 17 (Fran Duffy)
NFL Draft Slot Analysis: Do First Round Draft Slots Matter - Mar 13 (Fran Duffy)
2010 NFL Draft Grades: AFC East - Apr 28 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft: At First Glance - Winners and Losers - Apr 24 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft: Winners, Losers and More Through Day Two - Apr 23 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft: Day One Winners, Losers and More - Apr 22 (Chris Maier)
2010 Intersite NFL Mock Draft - Mar 16 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Scouting Combine Buzz: CB and S - Mar 2 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Scouting Combine: Who and What To Watch - Feb 22 (Chris Maier)

Mock Draft Results


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