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Keith McGill

Report Prepared By John Harris

Keith McGill Photo: ogdraft.com

Breakdown:

#1
Class: Senior
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 214 lbs.
School: Utah
Bio:
  • Honorable mention All-Pac 12 (2013)
  • Missed all of 2012
  • Missed most of 2011 after being an All-American JUCO safety in 2010
  • 2013 stats:  37 tackles, 12 PBUs and one INT

 

Senior Bowl Notes

  • McGill accepted an invitation to play in the 2014 Senior Bowl in Mobile.
  • At 6’3”, the former Ute, showed incredible agility in press man drills and will be a guy to watch the rest of the week.  Love the length and his feet, hips and ability to turn and run with quick/speedy WR were evident on Monday.
  • On Tuesday, McGill was matched up with Vanderbilt star WR Jordan Matthews throughout the day.  Although the overall "win" goes to Matthews, McGill competed hard and showed that his length at corner might force teams to go back to his 2013 Utah tape after the week in Mobile.
  • On Wednesday, early in practice during 1-on-1s, McGill got beat deep on a double move and came up hobbled on the play.  Scouts chuckled at the thought that it was the "I just got burned, let me fake an injury" plan.  But, McGill struggled the rest of practice, be it cramps or a lower leg injury.  Either way, McGill has a significant injury history, so struggling through injuries on day three of the Senior Bowl is concerning to scouts.
  • The good news is that McGill returned for Saturday's game and registered one of the game's five interceptions.

Pros

  • Excellent size for an NFL corner
  • Uses his length well in coverage and playing the ball.
  • Has good straight-line speed.
  • Shows good ability to make plays on the ball.
  • Read & recognition skills are good
  • Smooth pedal with good explosion and no wasted steps.

Cons

  • Not physical enough at the LOS in press coverage
  • Inconsistent when asked to reroute receivers in zone coverage.
  • Cocks sideways and shuffles too much, often losing sight of the receiver.
  • Has stiff hips and average lateral quickness.
  • Has a tendency to look in the backfield too long in off coverage.
  • Vulnerable to double moves.
  • Doesn’t explode or tackle with authority.
  • Needs to do a better job setting the edge and shedding blocks in the run game. Does too much hand fighting.

Film Room

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1:41 As he shuffles out, he loses sight of WR but does a good job using his length to make a play on the ball.

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2:48 Gets off his pedal too early and is looking in the backfield, loses sight of WR and almost gives up a potential touchdown.

Report

McGill has excellent size and length to be a corner in the NFL. In 2013 McGill moved to corner after missing all of 2012 with a shoulder injury.
 
He's intriguing because of his size and ability but doesn’t have much experience at cornerback. Safety seems like a more natural fit, but he needs to be a more explosive and consistent tackler.