Colin McCarthy Scouting Report

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Colin McCarthy Scouting Report

Position: ILB
Conference: ACC
School: Miami Hurricanes
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #44
Height & Weight: 6'3 - 235 lbs.
Drafted 4.12 in 2011 by TEN

2011 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash4.65
Bench press23
Vertical jump36.5
Broad jump9'11
Three-cone drill6.93
20-yard shuttle4.20
60-yard shuttle11.38

2011 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Colin McCarthy, ILB, Miami

It did not take long for Colin McCarthy to go from a special teams superstar as a freshman to the starting strongside linebacker as a sophomore. During that sophomore campaign, McCarthy tallied 74 tackles, 12.0 tackles-for-loss, 2.0 sacks, one interception, one fumble recovery for a touchdown and five pass break-ups. That was just a glimpse of McCarthy's amazing versatility that was to come in the following years. However, his 2008 campaign was cut short after suffering a season ending shoulder injury after four games. McCarthy received a medical hardship and suited up again as a junior in 2009. There was a question at the time if McCarthy could get back to his old form, but he wasted little time proving any doubters wrong and ended the season by receiving All-ACC Second-Team accolades.

McCarthy has played just about everywhere in the linebacker corps and has finished his collegiate career in the middle. He is a good athlete, but not great. He makes up for any physical shortcomings with his incredible instincts.

Those instincts make McCarthy best suited to play in the middle, but he does have the versatility to play anywhere and that is never a bad thing. McCarthy should be one of the more experienced and safe middle linebackers heading into the draft this year, but his ceiling is probably in the third round.

Last Updated Oct-21-2010 by Joel Welser

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