However, uses his body well once he gains a step boxing out defenders on all areas of the field and tracking the football. Is a former quarterback and has a good feel for the pass game. Does a nice job sitting down in pockets underneath vs. zone coverage, locates the football well and isn't afraid to extend and work the middle of the field.
Displays deceptive strider speed vertically, but isn't a burner by any stretch, looks like a 4.55/4.6 guy. However, once he gets those legs turning he's a tough cover down the field and knows how to adjust to the football, displaying good coordination and coming down with the catch.
Would like to see him do a better job overall plucking the football off his frame, looks content to let throws get into his body to often and for a guy who isn't ever going to separate much at the next level this is an aspect of his game he needs to improve.
Displays good savvy as a route runner on vertical routes, looks off defenders, is patient stemming his routes and can put his foot in the ground and use his short area quickness to gain a step and box out. However, gets leggy on sharply breaking routes, rounds off his angles and doesn't have a great burst out of his breaks.
Looks a bit high cut/tight in the hipped as well when trying to re-direct and isn't ever going to be a guy who separates consistently on sharply breaking routes. Will get after it in the run game on the edge as a blocker. Is long armed, possesses strong hands and does a nice job sticking to blocks through the play.
Impression: A tall, long armed receiver who can win off the line and use his big frame to box and go get the football. A big target who looks capable of fighting for a starting role now at the next level."
However, he has length and a big frame with room for added growth to supplement rare leaping ability, a deceptive stride and soft hands that enable him to be an effective zone target and a vertical/jump ball weapon.
Will require some polish to improve the deception, efficiency and sophistication of his route running but has improved in this area, has been productive and has skills you can’t teach.
Has been durable and comes from a pro-style offense, where he lined up inside and outside."
Lacks sprinter speed to likely ever be a #1 receiver at the next level, but is a long strider with something of a second gear when the ball is in the air; physical receiver can beat the jam at the line of scrimmage and has the size, balance and body control to outmuscle DBs when the ball is in the air;
Has good hands and will make the tough catch in traffic; also runs nice routes, but overall feel for the position is still developing; had 53 receptions in 2010 when he averaged over 16 yards per catch and scored 8 times; missed spring practice this year after undergoing off-season shoulder surgery."
Whether he's slicing through zone defenses or climbing the ladder to make an acrobatic grab, he's an athletic talent with a high football IQ.
At 6'4", there's still room for him to add some bulk to his frame.
He's not a burner but gets in and out of his cuts quickly.
McNutt doesn't project as a No. 1 WR in the NFL, but for ball-control offenses that are looking for a receiver who can catch anything in his zip code, McNutt can be that player.
He displays great footwork off the line and can quickly get up the field.
Once he finds the ball in the air, he uses his frame well too block out defenders.
McNutt catches well with his hands and doesn't often rely on making basket catches.
He's not a burner and will likely run a mid-4.5 40-yard dash.
McNutt possesses average athleticism whether it's his agility, speed or leaping ability."