Colin McCarthy Scouting Report
Colin McCarthy
Colin McCarthy - Miami (FL) (HT: 6-1⅜ - WT: 238)
Combine 40: 4.65 - Pro Day 40: N/A - Position Rank: 8 of 32

Positives: Good height and weight, but could stand to add a little more upper-body bulk... Decent speed for the position... Is a sure wrap-up tackler once he makes contact, get his arms are the ball carrier's legs and does not let go... Makes a lot of second-effort plays, will get blocked and knocked down, but gets right back in to plays... Will take on lead blockers to free up other defenders beyond the line of scrimmage... Pretty good at keeping head on a swivel and scraping through heavy traffic to get to the ball... Is experienced at shooting gaps and pass rushing up the middle... Has some explosiveness through the line of scrimmage, can disrupt plays early in some situations... Good production when healthy (213 tackles, two forced fumbles and two interceptions the past two seasons combined)... Instincts and leadership are above average, intangibles may be biggest strength.

Negatives: Does not break down well when preparing to make a tackle, will miss tackles by over-pursuing or lunging at contact... Takes on blocks much too high and allows blockers to get easy pad control at the line of scrimmage... Can get out of position fairly easily on misdirection and play-action plays... Needs to work on coverage techniques, sometimes reaches with the wrong hand to defend passes, which sometimes allows for big yardage... Not very good in man-to-man coverage, does not see a lot of action as a pass defender on third down... Missed most of 2008 season with shoulder injury, durability a minor concern... Not an explosive or unique athlete, will have to rely on work ethic to contribute in the NFL.

  303 158 145 33 4 4 3 1 1
2006 Miami (FL)   5 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2007 Miami (FL)   68 38 30 12 2 1 1 0 1
2008 Miami (FL)   17 10 7 ½ 0 1 0 0 0
2009 Miami (FL)   94 54 40 10 1 1 1 0 0
2010 Miami (FL)   119 51 68 10½ 1 1 1 0 0

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