NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock has been one of the biggest supporters of Oklahoma defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, ranking him ahead of Nebraska’s Ndamukong Suh as the best player in the 2010 NFL draft.
But Mayock said he thinks McCoy’s performance in the bench press at the scouting combine (23 repetitions of 225 pounds) is a red flag.
“When you start comparing numbers, which is what this combine is all about, in the weight room yesterday Suh did 32 and McCoy did 23,” Mayock said Monday on NFL Network. “I was stunned that McCoy only did 23 reps. That tells me he hasn’t been in the weight room the way he should have been over the last three years.”
McCoy was tied for 35th among 50 defensive linemen who benched at this year’s combine. Suh ranked sixth. The top defensive lineman, Jeff Owens of Georgia, got 44 reps of 225 pounds. The worst showing went to Antonio Coleman of Auburn, who managed 18 reps.