The nation's No. 1 prospect, Jadeveon Clowney, is just another example of the surprising talent the state of South Carolina produces. Rivals.com analysts debate the best under-the-radar states in churning out top prospects, along with the best and worst BCS conferences as National Signing Day nears.[details]
McCourty isn't afraid to play near the line of scrimmage and displays good physicality when asked to press receivers. He possesses the length and body control to reroute receivers off the line. Exhibits good speed as a straight-line athlete and has the ability to turn and run with receivers down the field. But at times, he gets overextend with his footwork, allowing opposing wideouts to easily side-step his bump and get into routes. He lacks ideal balance when asked to get out of his breaks. Also, he can be slow to get back up to speed and close on the football. But he does display impressive awareness and ball skills from the trail technique. Does a nice job reading the receiver's eyes and getting his long arms between ball and man. He isn't nearly as comfortable in off-man. He has a tendency to get too high in his drop and struggles to consistently click and close on plays in front of him.