No Major injury History
2018: Kentucky, Alabama, Auburn, Clemson
McCoy is one of the fastest interior lineman in the draft and he uses that speed to fire off the line. He has a powerful lower body matched with some nice pop in his hands, great awareness for what the defense is doing pre-snap, and fluid hips that help him generate movement on the line of scrimmage and second level.
Average length in his arms where it's difficult for him to gain any leverage if he's slow out of his stance. Hand placement is inconsistent.
Erik McCoy is a three year starter coming out of Texas A&M. He's played against some of college football's best defenses and faced some of college football's best interior defensive line prospects. The moment never gets too big for him as he showed that he can block anybody you put in front of him. McCoy brings the fight with his powerful base and that's what I believe he'll do at the next level. He is a surefire day 2 pick with first round upside. The quality of athleticism, power, and overall play that McCoy brings to the table is something you can build an offensive line around.
McCoy balances his agility and power well. Wide base, powerful lower body, and he's quick vertically off the ball. He shows that he can extend plays by being the lead blocker and getting to second level. Rare quickness for a guy with a big frame. His flexibility is what separates him from most lineman. McCoy shows smooth transitions in his game moving from the line of scrimmage to second level with little effort. McCoy shows some quickness to his game when he's changing direction. When he doesn't have a man head up on him while pass protecting he's always moving and looking so he isn't uncovered for long. He's aware of pressure or late blitzes. McCoy snaps and goes. Shows fire and gets off the line of scrimmage in a hurry. McCoy shows this level of alertness at the line of scrimmage because of the disadvantage he has in his reach. He's always looking to engage first. McCoy doesn't have experience moving around on the offensive line. He's a true center, but with his athleticism it wouldn't shock me to see him play well at guard.
Big Play Ability
Movement off L.O.S.
Pull & Block Outside
Adjust in Space
Use of Hands
Very aware of his surroundings while run blocking. He gets a head start with a quick first step and a strong first punch. Quick work getting off the line of scrimmage. McCoy builds a strong base for himself with excellent pad level. He shows that he can beat defenders with speed when he's reach blocking. Feet keep moving, head is in the right place inside the lineman, and he does a good job of getting ahead and taking them out of the play. Not a ton of experience pulling because he's a center and the inexperience shows and you see a decline in speed when he pull blocks. McCoy shows off his athleticism in open space. Being fluid with his movements and showing a sudden explosiveness when he's the lead blocker. Uses his hands aggressively to attack defenders going up against him. He brings a level of nastiness to the line of scrimmage where he wants to bring the fight to defenders.
Quickness out of his stance is one of the best in this draft class. Fluidity in his hips to help him move just as well when he's sliding laterally. Really no experience in protecting the corner in pass protection. He doesn't have long arms, and he had inconsistent hand placement. McCoy shows a wide base when he's in pass pro. The wide base sets up a good foundation for the strength in his legs and in his core. He's got active feet going vertical and horizontal. Rarely beaten by a pass rush, but when he does he gets beat by defenders who are long and lengthy. McCoy makes it easier on himself if he gets beat with great pad level, and a wide frame. Does a good job handling the different looks. McCoy does a great job at establishing the point of attack in pass protection even when he's uncovered. Strong hands matched with a quick punch with a lot of strength. He faces a difficult time because he doesn't have long length but there is power matched with speed to make up for that length.
Ability to Combat Inside Move
McCoy needed to show incredible toughness in the 2018 season. McCoy played against some of college football's best defensive teams and he delivered. McCoy doesn't take any plays off. When he gets beat he comes back for a bigger fight. Facing some of the best defensive lineman in the country in college he was forced to never quit and was forced to play with the extra edge. Three year starter at Texas A&M and he put together a lot of big games against elite level defenses like Alabama, Clemson, Georgia and Auburn.
They haven't call the center the quarterback of the offensive line and McCoy lives up to every meaning of that name. When he's not covered he's looking to help a teammate. Able to identify what the defense is doing by their pre snap movements. McCoy shows enough body control in his stance and athleticism to recovery when he's beaten off the ball. Great teamwork on the field. Very good at picking up double teams in pass pro, or double teaming to second level in the running game.