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Bryant McKinnie | OT | Miami (FL) | Big East Conference
Selected by Minnesota Vikings in round 1, pick 7 (7 overall)
Height Weight 40 Grade
6'8 340 5.25 4.54
Bryant McKinnie
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Junior-college transfer and starter at left tackle the past two seasons. All-Conference choice as both a junior and senior and an All-American last year. Did not work out at the combine, then proceeded to run a 5.11 during individual workouts, completing only 20 repetitions on the bench press with 225 pounds. Did drill with the other offensive lineman in Indianapolis and looked effective.

Massive lineman dominant blocking for either the running or passing game. Plays with excellent forward lean, gets leverage on opponents and displays good body adjustment. Quick with his hands, possesses big mitts and powerful arm punch. Keeps the opponent in front of him, plays with balance and defeats opponents with brute force or totally engulfs them. Not light on his feet but keeps them active and displays the ability to shuffle and slide if protecting the edge. Gets movement from his run blocks or anchors in pass protection, not giving up an inch of ground. Not quick or explosive off the snap, only average abilities blocking on the second level and does not play with a nasty attitude. Rarely works to finish his blocks and seemingly content with controlling defenders rather than destroying them. Has the physical skills to be very good at the next level, but must develop the toughness if he wants to be great. Early First Round.

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