BIOGRAPHY: Three-year starter at guard who also saw limited action at center as a freshman.
POSITIVES: Wide-bodied blocker who.s at his best in a small area. Stays square, makes good use of angles, and seals opponents from the action with good body positioning. Strong at the point, keeps his head on a swivel, and uses all his assets to their maximum.
NEGATIVES: Lacks footwork and adjustment and struggles in space. Not effective in motion. Must do a better job extending his hands to keep defenders away.
ANALYSIS: McManus is a tough, slug-it-out blocker, yet he.s a marginal athlete with limited upside. A practice squad player, he offers potential as a backup guard or center.