BIO: All-Conference selection who posted 17/321/2 as a senior, after junior totals of 16/252.
POSITIVES: Solid pass-catching tight end best in the short or intermediate field. Fluid releasing off the line of scrimmage, effective route runner and gets separation from opponents. Extends to catch the pass away from his frame. Reads the defense, finds the open seams in the field and gets vertical to pull the ball out of the air. Adjusts well to the errant throw and stays with the action. Bends his knees and blocks with leverage.
NEGATIVES: Not strong at the point, does not play to his size or finish blocks. Overall game lacks quickness and explosion. Does not continually make plays into the defensive secondary.
ANALYSIS: A well sized player for his position, McCarty has the potential to be a second tight end on an NFL team yet must improve his playing strength and blocking consistency.