Kc McDermott: 2018 NFL draft prospect
Kc McDermott came out of high school as one of the best lineman in the country. He will enter the 2018 NFL draft as one of the top lineman in the NFL draft. Right now, Kc Mcdermott projects as a first round draft choice.
College: Miami #52
Position: Offensive Tackle/Offensive Guard
- Devastating run blocker.
- Very good pass blocker. Arm extension on pass blocking is good.
- Good feet. Can get out on flanker screens.
- Good initial punch.
- Good size.
- Appears quick. But against college talent.
- First step might need to be a little quicker in NFL.
- Versatile blocker. Can play guard or tackle.
- Will most likely play tackle in NFL.
- Gets out over his feet sometimes.
- Shows the ability to keep his feet on reach blocks. Impressive.
- Started final eight games of sophomore season in 2015.
- Started every game in 2016.
NFL Draft Board Breakdown
Coming out of high school, the Bleacher Report rated Kc McDermott as the number three offensive lineman in the country. MaxPreps considered McDermott as a top 12 offensive lineman coming out of high school.
Right now, Miami seems to project Kc McDermott as the starting left tackle for the Hurricanes. The NFL Draft Board currently projects McDermott as the third offensive tackle in the 2018 NFL Draft.
The 2017 draft lacked punch at the offensive line. The Denver Broncos drafted the first offensive lineman, Garrett Bolles, with pick number 20. That is the latest an offensive lineman has been drafted in the modern era.
The 2018 NFL Draft Board projects Notre Dame offensive tackle, Mike McGlinchey as the number four pick.
The offensive line class of 2018 is very deep. Although Kc McDermott comes in third on the NFL Draft Board, he still should be drafted well in the first round. Right now, McDermott appears number 25 on the NFL Draft Board.
— MiamiSRH (@MiamiSRH) September 17, 2016
Kc McDermott 2018 draft potential
Kc McDermott can become a top ten draft prospect. There is still a full season before the 2018 NFL draft. McDermott’s game is solid. He doesn’t have any injury issues.
There is nothing stopping him from breaking into the top 10 of the 2018 NFL draft. But teams can be finicky. Who knows what the Chicago Bears saw in Mitch Trubisky to draft him number two overall. Or why Forrest Lamp dropped out of the first round.
It will be a surprise if Kc McDermott doesn’t make the first round of the 2018 NFL draft.