3. C Erik McCoy, Texas A&M (OG)
6-4, 303: Tremendously athletic for an interior blocker, he ran a shockingly amazing 4.89 40 to go along with the prerequisite strength and explosion.
He’s not massive, but he’s strong and tough for a center with the ability to work at guard and move around when and where needed. Very safe, very consistent, and with a good set of skills to handle any type of defensive lineman, he’ll be at his best once he settles in at center and turns into the quarterback of the line.
The lack of size will be a wee bit of a problem against the bulkier NFL defensive tackles, but he’ll win more than his share of battles.
He was a power blocker at A&M, and the concern in offseason workouts was going to be his overall athleticism and if the tools translate to the tape – those questions have been more than answered.
Projected Round: Second
Real Value: Second