2016 NFL Scouting Notes: Tyriq McCord, DE, University of Miami
First let me wish everyone a happy 4th of July, please party responsibly. Now continuing with the Defensive End position, today we look at a guy considered to be a “tweener”. While that at times can hurt the draft stock of players, this one has some abilities and tools that may turn some NFL heads. Tonight we look at Tyriq McCord out of Miami, here are my notes:
Tyriq McCord. 6’3. 236 lbs. DE. Miami
1) McCord is a very good athlete for his size
2) Has the ability to play with his hand in the dirt or standing up
3) Can cover TE’s and some WR’s
4) Good speed rush
5) Uses hands well, good swim move
1) Doesn’t play with much power, and thus is not a big part of running downs.
2) A “Tweener”,which means no definite position suits him best…part DE and part LB
While McCord may be a Tweener, and he may not be great on running downs, he does have many qualities that teams are looking for. He has exceptional speed coming off the edge, and that speed also allows him to be used to cover TE’s and WR’s. He is used all over the field, plays with a one hand stance, or free standing. He uses his hands very well to ward off blockers, including a good swim move. In a league where the pass rush is a premium, if McCord has another year like last year, or even better, some NFL teams will be very tempted to draft him. If he lands in the right system that utilizes his strengths, he could have a productive career.