NFL Draft Profile: Erik McCoy
April 08, 2019
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NFL Draft Prospect: ERIK MCCOY
High School: Lufkin HS (Lufkin, TX)
College: Texas A&M University
Position: Offensive Lineman (OT)
40-yard Dash: 4.89 SEC
Bench Press: 29
Vertical Jump: 31’’
Broad Jump: 107’’
3-cone Drill: 8.28 SEC
20-yard Shuttle: 4.62 SEC
From 2013 to 2016, the Fighting Texas Aggies had an offensive lineman drafted in the first round: Luke Joeckel, Jake Matthews, Cedrick Ogbuehi and Germain Ifedi. We often talk about the quarterback talent from the state of Texas but maybe we should give some love to the state’s offensive lineman talent. All four went to high school in Texas before attending college in-state, just like stalwart Aggie center Erik McCoy.
The one other "Maroon Goon" to be drafted out of Texas A&M since then was Jermaine Eluemunor in the 5th round (who is on the Ravens’ roster). McCoy will be keeping the trend going of making A&M “Hog U.” They have beat Arkansas seven years in a row so I don’t think the Razorbacks can argue.
I project McCoy to be an immediate starter from day one in the NFL even though he won’t go on Day 1. His NFL-frame helped him anchor the Aggie offense for three years. He proved he could hold up to both power and speed having competed against NFL-caliber competition in Clemson’s Dexter Lawrence and Alabama’s Quinnen Williams. I believe he has the tools to develop into a quality player at the next level not only due to his physical ability but also his football IQ and character.
A team captain who blocked for the SEC’s leading rusher in Trayveon Williams, McCoy was given the Offensive Unselfish Leader Award, the Offensive Leadership Award, Offensive MVP Award, Junior Academic Award and Strength and Conditioning Offensive Aggie Award at the team’s annual banquet.
As an all-district high school player coached by Todd Quick at class 6A Lufkin, McCoy recorded 27 pancakes and 34 knockdowns as a senior.