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ibbill
04-28-2012, 06:08 PM
2012 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:
Matt McCants, OT, UAB
Matt McCants is one of the top mid-major prospects hailing out of the University of Alabama-Birmingham. As a member of the Blazers, he's now a three-year starter at left tackle and earned All-Conference USA first-team last season.


McCants has an elite frame for an offensive tackle with very long arms and above average footwork. He is not completely filled out and is a couple years away from reaching his full girth. His great hand-eye coordination gives him a great punch while sliding out into pass protection. McCants has great range in establishing an edge or if asked to block on the second level. For a man his size, he moves tremendously well.

When he caught out of position, he needs to learn to stay disciplined through his techniques and keep his natural bend. That said, NFL scouts are going to be all over this young man when they see him in person during pro days and the NFL combine.

McCants didn't do himself any favors by only having 17 bench press reps to go along with an average combine performance.

Redeyejedi
04-28-2012, 06:11 PM
I like Mccants has LT potiental. Tried to find games for him to cut up as i only saw 2 live games of him. This is all I got</P>


Matt Mccants vs Mississippi State 2010 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zn3y2-LW5h4)<SPAN style="DISPLAY: inline! important; FLOAT: none; WORD-SPACING: 0px; FONT: 12px arial, sans-serif; TEXT-TRANSFORM: none; COLOR: rgb(51,51,51); TEXT-INDENT: 0px; WHITE-SPACE: normal; LETTER-SPACING: normal; BACKGROUND-COLOR: rgb(255,255,255); TEXT-ALIGN: left; orphans: 2; widows: 2; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px"><SPAN class=Apple-converted-space></SPAN></SPAN></P>


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nycsportzfan
04-28-2012, 06:11 PM
2012 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report: Matt McCants, OT, UAB Matt McCants is one of the top mid-major prospects hailing out of the University of Alabama-Birmingham. As a member of the Blazers, he's now a three-year starter at left tackle and earned All-Conference USA first-team last season. McCants has an elite frame for an offensive tackle with very long arms and above average footwork. He is not completely filled out and is a couple years away from reaching his full girth. His great hand-eye coordination gives him a great punch while sliding out into pass protection. McCants has great range in establishing an edge or if asked to block on the second level. For a man his size, he moves tremendously well. When he caught out of position, he needs to learn to stay disciplined through his techniques and keep his natural bend. That said, NFL scouts are going to be all over this young man when they see him in person during pro days and the NFL combine. McCants didn't do himself any favors by only having 17 bench press reps to go along with an average combine performance. Ya, this is a great value and pickup.. He does resemble Beatty some, and needs to get stronger, but if he does get stronger, hes gonna be a beast, becuase hes got the long arms, quick feet, and athletic ability to keep fast DE"s off the QB...

rainierjef
04-28-2012, 06:12 PM
good pick is he that much better than potter though? i dont know much about him but i know a good deal about potter and had him with a 4th round grade

nycsportzfan
04-28-2012, 06:13 PM
I like Mccants has LT potiental. Tried to find games for him to cut up as i only saw 2 live games of him. This is all I got</P>


Matt Mccants vs Mississippi State 2010 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zn3y2-LW5h4)<SPAN style="DISPLAY: inline! important; FLOAT: none; WORD-SPACING: 0px; FONT: 12px arial, sans-serif; TEXT-TRANSFORM: none; COLOR: rgb(51,51,51); TEXT-INDENT: 0px; WHITE-SPACE: normal; LETTER-SPACING: normal; BACKGROUND-COLOR: rgb(255,255,255); TEXT-ALIGN: left; orphans: 2; widows: 2; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px"><SPAN class=Apple-converted-space></SPAN></SPAN></P>


</P> Mosely and McCants are athletic players, with long arms, and quick feet, and if tehy get stronger, were gonna have a couple steals...

nycsportzfan
04-28-2012, 06:14 PM
good pick is he that much better than potter though? i dont know much about him but i know a good deal about potter and had him with a 4th round grade
McCants has 1st rd "potential"..I love the pick..

tonyt830
04-28-2012, 06:14 PM
McCants hah? 2 OTs drafted. I guess Reese sees no value in a S, DE or DT?


Edit: I meant no value in the 6th rd for a S, DE or DT

ibbill
04-28-2012, 06:15 PM
good pick is he that much better than potter though? i dont know much about him but i know a good deal about potter and had him with a 4th round grade


POTTERS analysis HERE (http://www.fftoolbox.com/nfl_draft/profile_display.cfm?prospect_id=2713)

T-Murda84
04-28-2012, 06:15 PM
LOL only 17 bench press reps!!! I did more than that my junior year in high school. We wont make it pass cut day.

888888
04-28-2012, 06:16 PM
McCants played tuba in the band before coming out for football </P>


Looks like he has a nice nasty streak!</P>

TheEnigma
04-28-2012, 06:22 PM
I like it. We gotta trust Flaherty here guys with these two kids. At least one of them will work. Book it.

myles2424
04-28-2012, 06:26 PM
LOL only 17 bench press reps!!! I did more than that my junior year in high school. We wont make it pass cut day.
I'm 6'4 235 w/ long arms & consistenly put up 225 20-23 times every time I do chest/tris....

I don't understand how these 300+lbs guys come to the combine doing anything less than 25

DVision
04-28-2012, 06:27 PM
LOL only 17 bench press reps!!! I did more than that my junior year in high school. We wont make it pass cut day.

<font color="#FF0000">Yeah because strength is an impossible attribute to improve on!</font>

<font color="#000000">By the way they said he has room to add bulk to his frame and bench press strength does not always equate to strength and power on the field.</font>

BlueSanta
04-28-2012, 06:28 PM
3rd longest arms of any Oline prospect in this draft.

nevada11
04-28-2012, 06:29 PM
3rd longest arms of any Oline prospect in this draft.




nice but still so raw

moecoastie
04-28-2012, 06:33 PM
sounds like Beatty

BlueSanta
04-28-2012, 06:33 PM
LOL only 17 bench press reps!!! I did more than that my junior year in high school. We wont make it pass cut day.

Are you 6'6 with near 36 inch long arms?

GMENAGAIN
04-28-2012, 06:37 PM
LOL only 17 bench press reps!!! I did more than that my junior year in high school. We wont make it pass cut day.

Are you 6'6 with near 36 inch long arms?
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I'm guessing that he's 5'3", 110 pounds, has never seen a barbell in his life and is living in his Mom's basement. </P>

nevada11
04-28-2012, 06:41 PM
LOL only 17 bench press reps!!! I did more than that my junior year in high school. We wont make it pass cut day.

Are you 6'6 with near 36 inch long arms?
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I'm guessing that he's 5'3", 110 pounds, has never seen a barbell in his life and is living in his Mom's basement.* </P>

Why did you attack T-Murda like that?

That was uncalled for

nycsportzfan
04-28-2012, 06:48 PM
3rd longest arms of any Oline prospect in this draft.


nice but still so raw He was a 6th rd pick.. THats where u take the Raw kids.. THis kid was actually perdicted at one time to go in RD 3 by some.. We took a Raw TE who didn't produce in RD 4, and u were happy, but now we get a Project in RD 6 whos played pretty well in his league, and hes 'so raw"?

BlueSanta
04-28-2012, 06:57 PM
3rd longest arms of any Oline prospect in this draft.


nice but still so raw He was a 6th rd pick.. THats where u take the Raw kids.. THis kid was actually perdicted at one time to go in RD 3 by some.. We took a Raw TE who didn't produce in RD 4, and u were happy, but now we get a Project in RD 6 whos played pretty well in his league, and hes 'so raw"?

Jaquian Williams was a "raw" 6th round pick last year.

NYC is right, this is where you get those "raw" upside guys. What this kid lacks are the things someone can potentially learn and develop(technique and bulk), what he has are the things you cant teach(size, athleticism and arm length.)

RagTime Blue
04-28-2012, 07:02 PM
I like Mccants has LT potiental. Tried to find games for him to cut up as i only saw 2 live games of him. This is all I got</p>


Matt Mccants vs Mississippi State 2010 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zn3y2-LW5h4)<span style="DISPLAY: inline! important; FLOAT: none; WORD-SPACING: 0px; FONT: 12px arial, sans-serif; TEXT-TRANSFORM: none; COLOR: rgb(51,51,51); TEXT-INDENT: 0px; WHITE-SPACE: normal; LETTER-SPACING: normal; BACKGROUND-COLOR: rgb(255,255,255); TEXT-ALIGN: left; orphans: 2; widows: 2; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px"><span class="Apple-converted-space"></span></span></p>


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Thanks for the film. It looked like at varying times, he either completely had his way vs. the opposition, or just made really bad mental mistakes. Needs a good deal of coaching IMHO.

He looked particularly bad on some of those screens.

But in total, I'd say he's a guy to get excited about. Like the pick!! Wouldn't be surprised if he lands at RT at some point.

lawl
04-28-2012, 10:05 PM
Squat is more important than bench

giants-_-
04-28-2012, 10:18 PM
LOL only 17 bench press reps!!! I did more than that my junior year in high school. We wont make it pass cut day.
I'm 6'4 235 w/ long arms &amp; consistenly put up 225 20-23 times every time I do chest/tris....

I don't understand how these 300+lbs guys come to the combine doing anything less than 25

you put up 225 30 times without rest.....either you are lying or you are on the special sauce

considering the world record is 315 40 times.

Kruunch
05-01-2012, 06:03 PM
2012 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:
Matt McCants, OT, UAB
Matt McCants is one of the top mid-major prospects hailing out of the University of Alabama-Birmingham. As a member of the Blazers, he's now a three-year starter at left tackle and earned All-Conference USA first-team last season.


McCants has an elite frame for an offensive tackle with very long arms and above average footwork. He is not completely filled out and is a couple years away from reaching his full girth. His great hand-eye coordination gives him a great punch while sliding out into pass protection. McCants has great range in establishing an edge or if asked to block on the second level. For a man his size, he moves tremendously well.

When he caught out of position, he needs to learn to stay disciplined through his techniques and keep his natural bend. That said, NFL scouts are going to be all over this young man when they see him in person during pro days and the NFL combine.

McCants didn't do himself any favors by only having 17 bench press reps to go along with an average combine performance.

Very raw and way under-strengthed for the NFL (one of the reasons Mike Adams and Jonathan Martin slipped).

He's a multi-year project at best I'm thinking.

nevada11
05-01-2012, 06:15 PM
Very raw and way under-strengthed for the NFL (one of the reasons Mike Adams and Jonathan Martin slipped).

He's a multi-year project at best I'm thinking.

Agreed

The posters above (bluesanta, sportzfan) made it sound like I was insulting him by calling him raw or whatever silly way they interpreted my post

He looks like a nice player but its going to take some time.

nycsportzfan
05-01-2012, 06:17 PM
2012 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report: Matt McCants, OT, UAB Matt McCants is one of the top mid-major prospects hailing out of the University of Alabama-Birmingham. As a member of the Blazers, he's now a three-year starter at left tackle and earned All-Conference USA first-team last season. McCants has an elite frame for an offensive tackle with very long arms and above average footwork. He is not completely filled out and is a couple years away from reaching his full girth. His great hand-eye coordination gives him a great punch while sliding out into pass protection. McCants has great range in establishing an edge or if asked to block on the second level. For a man his size, he moves tremendously well. When he caught out of position, he needs to learn to stay disciplined through his techniques and keep his natural bend. That said, NFL scouts are going to be all over this young man when they see him in person during pro days and the NFL combine. McCants didn't do himself any favors by only having 17 bench press reps to go along with an average combine performance. Very raw and way under-strengthed for the NFL (one of the reasons Mike Adams and Jonathan Martin slipped). He's a multi-year project at best I'm thinking. i think the easiest thing to get from the NFL, is stronger... Your talking top strength and conditioning coaches.. All he needs is strength and technique, both things i think he'll get in the NFL.. ALso, he was a 6th rd pick, where u take gambles on kids like this..

Neverend
05-01-2012, 06:50 PM
I'm not sure if I'd say its easy to get stronger tho. It took beatty two years to bulk up

then again maybe beatty isnt the hardest working guy in the world

TheEnigma
05-01-2012, 07:37 PM
Rather take the chance on McCants than drafting Martin or Sanders in the early rounds.

myles2424
05-02-2012, 12:03 AM
LOL only 17 bench press reps!!! I did more than that my junior year in high school. We wont make it pass cut day.
I'm 6'4 235 w/ long arms & consistenly put up 225 20-23 times every time I do chest/tris....

I don't understand how these 300+lbs guys come to the combine doing anything less than 25

you put up 225 30 times without rest.....either you are lying or you are on the special sauce

considering the world record is 315 40 times.
I clearly said 20-23 times, not 30.....and if that's such a big deal to you where you'd assume I'm lying then I just feel sorry for you & your bird chest.....

Kruunch
05-02-2012, 10:54 PM
2012 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report: Matt McCants, OT, UAB Matt McCants is one of the top mid-major prospects hailing out of the University of Alabama-Birmingham. As a member of the Blazers, he's now a three-year starter at left tackle and earned All-Conference USA first-team last season. McCants has an elite frame for an offensive tackle with very long arms and above average footwork. He is not completely filled out and is a couple years away from reaching his full girth. His great hand-eye coordination gives him a great punch while sliding out into pass protection. McCants has great range in establishing an edge or if asked to block on the second level. For a man his size, he moves tremendously well. When he caught out of position, he needs to learn to stay disciplined through his techniques and keep his natural bend. That said, NFL scouts are going to be all over this young man when they see him in person during pro days and the NFL combine. McCants didn't do himself any favors by only having 17 bench press reps to go along with an average combine performance. Very raw and way under-strengthed for the NFL (one of the reasons Mike Adams and Jonathan Martin slipped). He's a multi-year project at best I'm thinking. i think the easiest thing to get from the NFL, is stronger... Your talking top strength and conditioning coaches.. All he needs is strength and technique, both things i think he'll get in the NFL.. ALso, he was* a 6th rd pick, where u take gambles on kids like this..

I agree ... he has the perfect frame and what he's missing he can get on a pro team if works dilligently at it.

Between him, Mosely and Brewer, one of them (if not a couple or all three) should shake out nicely as a starting RT (eventually) and LT depth (and potential starter down the road depending on what happens with Beatty).

Kruunch
09-05-2012, 02:36 PM
Or ... he'll mature on a different team :D

slipknottin
09-05-2012, 05:18 PM
Hes on the practice squad. He is still really raw. Has the tools to be a LT one day.

Redeyejedi
09-05-2012, 06:30 PM
2012 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report: Matt McCants, OT, UAB Matt McCants is one of the top mid-major prospects hailing out of the University of Alabama-Birmingham. As a member of the Blazers, he's now a three-year starter at left tackle and earned All-Conference USA first-team last season. McCants has an elite frame for an offensive tackle with very long arms and above average footwork. He is not completely filled out and is a couple years away from reaching his full girth. His great hand-eye coordination gives him a great punch while sliding out into pass protection. McCants has great range in establishing an edge or if asked to block on the second level. For a man his size, he moves tremendously well. When he caught out of position, he needs to learn to stay disciplined through his techniques and keep his natural bend. That said, NFL scouts are going to be all over this young man when they see him in person during pro days and the NFL combine. McCants didn't do himself any favors by only having 17 bench press reps to go along with an average combine performance. Very raw and way under-strengthed for the NFL (one of the reasons Mike Adams and Jonathan Martin slipped). He's a multi-year project at best I'm thinking. i think the easiest thing to get from the NFL, is stronger... Your talking top strength and conditioning coaches.. All he needs is strength and technique, both things i think he'll get in the NFL.. ALso, he was* a 6th rd pick, where u take gambles on kids like this..

I agree ... he has the perfect frame and what he's missing he can get on a pro team if works dilligently at it.

Between him, Mosely and Brewer, one of them (if not a couple or all three) should shake out nicely as a starting RT (eventually) and LT depth (and potential starter down the road depending on what happens with Beatty).Mccants has physical skill and the ability to protect the edge.He has an ideal LT frame. The problem is his lower body lacks strength. He cant anchor at all and will get bullied by physical players.
I keep hearing how great the Giants Oline coaches are but im not seeing it. They havent developed a Lineman for this team in over 5 years. The guys they have liked in the draft havent performed in the NFL either. I think its time to scrap these high ceiling players and go with players that are smart and have a mean streak. The strategy is fine on defense when its mostly reactionary . On offense u want technically sound players

Kruunch
09-14-2012, 03:37 PM
I tend to agree.