Devin McCourty Scouting Report
|School:||Rutgers Scarlet Knights|
|Height & Weight:||5'11 - 185 lbs.|
2010 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:
Devin McCourty, CB, Rutgers
After redshirting in 2005, Devin McCourty immediately made a contribution as a freshman in 2006. He played in all 13 games and totaled 38 tackles and two interceptions and even tallied 14 tackles on special teams. By his sophomore season McCourty was one of Rutgers starting cornerbacks and led the team in interceptions. In 2008 he was back in his usual starting role and led the team in pass breakups. He even continued to show off his superb special teams play by blocking his fourth career kick. Seven games into the 2009 season, McCourty is emerging as the leader of the Scarlet Knight defense. He leads the team in tackles with 41 and has even proven he can effectively get into the backfield and pick off the occasional pass. It is that versatility and toughness that make him an intriguing draft option. At 5-11 and 185 pounds, he may not be the biggest corner out there, but he is fundamentally sound and quick enough to keep up with speedy wide receivers. McCourty might not have the pure skills to be a first or second round selection, but he is a fine all-around player who should find his role on an NFL roster. That may be on special teams for a while (with the occasional play at the corner position), but McCourty could work his way into the regular rotation in the secondary of an NFL team at some point. 2/21 Update: And it appears that may happen sooner than most expected. McCourty finished the 2009 collegiate season strong and has taken that momentum into his workouts. All of a sudden he is shooting up draft boards and could be a second round selection. A lot of the hype is due to McCourty projecting that he hopes to run the 40 in 4.3 seconds at the NFL Combine. If he fails to reach that mark, his stock could drop a little; he should still be off the board by the early third round at the latest. 3/31 Update: McCourty did run 4.38 40 at the NFL Combine and that was better than most of the other top corners in this class. Joe Haden is the obvious top corner, but after that McCourty is right in the mix and that means he could be gone by the end of the first round. If he is still around, he will not last past the second.
Last Updated 2010-03-31T08:35-06:00 by Joel Welser