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Analysis: Breaking down Utah cornerback Keith McGill

Published May 2, 2014 11:46 pm
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The 2014 NFL Draft is only a few days away and several prospects from Utah, BYU and Utah State could soon be plying their trade on Sunday afternoons. With that in mind, I'll be taking a look to see what they'll bring to an NFL team, starting with Utah cornerback Keith McGill.

McGill is regarded as a second round pick by CBS Sports and has been selected anywhere from the second round to third round in several mock drafts. The Utah Senior is receiving a boost because of his size, standing at 6-feet 3-inches and 211 pounds according to NFL Combine measurements, reminiscent of Seattle All-Pro Richard Sherman.

After watching tape of McGill against both Colorado and Washington State, here are my observations on his strengths and weaknesses:

Strength: Excels in breaking up pass plays near and behind the line of scrimmage

Several times in both games, McGill sniffed out a short passing play and came up to either deflect the pass or quickly wrap up the receiver.




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