Biography: Three-year starter awarded All-Conference honors after his sophomore and senior seasons. Led Tennessee in tackles last season with 100, while also breaking up five passes. Junior totals included 87 tackles and 3.5 sacks. Posted 106 tackles as a sophomore.
Positives: Small, quick linebacker who makes plays in every direction of the field. Gets depth on pass drops, displays ability in coverage, and displays speed sideline to sideline. Moves well laterally, nicely flows to the action, and shows a good change of direction, with the ability to immediately alter his angle of attack.
Negatives: Not a sure-handed tackler and has ball-carriers running through his tackles. Not forceful up the field on the blitz. Bites on the ball fakes and marginally instinctive. Game has been steadily declining the past two years.
Analysis: McCoy looked like a top prospect after what was a terrific sophomore season, yet his play has tapered off since. He lacks size for the next level and is built more like a strong safety rather than outside linebacker. McCoy could back up in a one-gap system if he makes his mark on special teams this summer.
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