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Draft prospects- Dexter McCoil

Dexter Mccoil is a strong Safety for the Tulsa Golden Hurricane. Despite playing against weaker opposition throughout his college career in Conference-USA he is being touted as a late round pick due to his size, athleticism and stats. McCoil has accrued 17 Interceptions in his college career and has had 3 80+ tackle seasons. They are extremely good stats even against Conference USA teams.


McCoil is 6"4 and 230lbs which is obviously quite big for a safety. But he ran a 4.54 40 at his Pro Day. He eats up ground and this is the reason for a lot of his pass break-ups and interceptions. McCoil was the leader of the Tulsa defense and was clearly there standout player. He is solid against the run due to his size and good awareness. He is a solid tackler who rarely misses but can take strange angles to the ball on occasion.

McCoil is a gambler in Coverage. In the pros he will have to learn to play better within a system. He can be lured into getting beat deep but makes up for it with some of his incredible interceptions. Despite being a gambler he isn't caught out that often but this may be due to the standard of opposition. He is big enough and quick enough to keep up with Tight Ends and could be the type of player who is brought in to the NFL to help combat the growing surge of highly athletic Tight Ends.

Last year I did a similar article about Damaris Johnson another Tulsa player. I thought we should pick him up undrafted. We didnt but he made the Eagles roster and was their main PR and 4th WR. A lot of players slip down the charts due to where they're from and I think McCoil is another of those. If we could get him in the 5th or 6th round he would be an excellent pick-up who could compete for playing time immediately. I honestly feel like he could be a pro bowl player and could fill our need at SS that we've had for nearly 10 years now.

This FanPost was written by a member of the Bolts From The Blue community and does not necessarily reflect the views of the Bolts From The Blue editors or SB Nation.

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