Strengths: Has good size, excellent speed and even better agility. Shows excellent COD skills. Is quick and explosive in terms of his lateral movement and ability to stop-and-start. Is a vertical threat. He shows an extra gear with the ball in his hands and he will run away from most defenders in a foot race. He has shown a lot of explosiveness on reverses and also has a lot of upside in the return game if he can get experience.
Weaknesses: Has a questionable character. Was very inconsistent at the collegiate level. Drops too many catchable passes because of a lack of focus. Got by on natural talent alone. Is raw. Needs a lot of technique work in terms of his release, as well as his awareness and footwork as a route runner. His effort as a blocker is inconsistent. He also lacks experience as a return specialist.
Overall: McCoy saw limited time as a reserve in his true freshman season in 2001 before breaking out with 30 catches for 640 yards and eight touchdowns as a 13-game starter in 2002. He had 36 receptions for 521 yards and six TD's as a junior in 2003 and 36 receptions for 701 yards and 10 TD's as a senior in 2004. McCoy had good production in college considering the run-heavy offensive scheme he played in. He also had an impressive showing at the combine, where he ran in the low-4.4's, had a 37" vertical jump and ran the short shuttle in 3.94. McCoy is unpolished, lacks toughness, has a questionable character and will have a big leap to make to the NFL. However, because he is such an explosive athlete with big-time vertical speed and the potential to develop into a defense-stretching slot receiver in the NFL, it's likely that a team will take a chance on McCoy in the middle of Day 2.
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