BIO: Moved into the starting lineup as a senior posting 24/6/1. Played in 14 games as a junior collecting 25 tackles.
POSITIVES: Hard-working, super quick defender best as a one-gap lineman. Gets off the snap with an explosive first step, drives up the field and plays with leverage. Tenacious and goes hard until the whistle blows. Immediately locates the ball, drives up the field, and displays good hand technique getting off blocks. Stout at the point.
NEGATIVES: Does not have a sustained burst of speed. Not effective pursuing laterally and a marginal pass rusher. Engulfed by larger opponents.
ANALYSIS: A top competitor, McGruder has limited size and growth potential for the next level. Would be effective in a system that rotates the front four. Has the abilities to play at the next level.