Intangibles: Diagnostic Acuity, Field Vision, and, above all: Processing Speed. And of course: Motor. Motor Matters.
Agility: Acceleration, Fluidity, and Closing Speed. And of course: Verticity!! Turning & Burning in Direct Coverage.
Pass Prevention: Combat Skills in Coverage, and Timing, Vertical Burst, and WingSpan at the Catch Point.
Run Support: Appetite, Tactical Discipline, and Combat Skills ~ working through Traffic & Tackling Mechanics.
Agility: Awful. FrankenStein could dust this guy. The Doctor or the Monster.
Pass Prevention: Deficient, though with exceptional Potential. Sensational Height & WingSpan, and his Tracking & Timing are pretty good. He needs to work on his Combat Tactics, but he could be tremendous at the CatchPoint.
Run Support: Horrible. Disinterested and Weak. Gets driven DownField constantly.
Keith McGill was blessed with tremendous Height, a spectacular WingSpan, and terrific "40" Speed. Because of this, because of McGill's outstanding performance at the Senior Bowl, and I expect because of Seattle's wonderful annihilation of Peyton Manning's Bronocs in Super Bowl 48, McGill's Stock has skyrocketed.
But I just don't believe that it's warranted.
I love Big Corners as much as anyone alive, but they have to be able to play.
McGill's got a shot at carving out a Career as a Press Corner in Man Coverage, and in all fairness I will note that he's only been playing Corner for a single Year, so it's always possible that what appeared to me to be horribly slow Processing Speed, awful Fluidity, and horrific Run Defense were heavily influenced by Inexperience.
There's always more to the Story.
But in judging from what I know and what I can see, I see a guy who's only reasonably Chance of playing at all effectively at The Next Level is as a Press Corner, one who needs a load of Work on his Combat Skills before he can even think about jamming effectively, and one who looks like he'll be a Liability both in Space and in Run Defense.
However, he was by all accounts extremely impressive in virtually all these regards during Senior Bowl Practice, and that is something I cannot dismiss altogether. Scheme is crucial to a Prospect's Projection, and it wouldn't be fair of me to overlook the fact that McGill was almost always deployed in Bail & Trail at Utah, much to his detriment.
Based only on'is Tape, I'd be going "UFA" with this guy, frankly...But allowing for the Rave Reviews he earned at the Senior Bowl and on'is raw Height, WingSpan, and LongSpeed, my Grade is going to be "Lottery Ticket."
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