Biography: Four-year starter awarded all-conference honors every season since his sophomore campaign. Led his team in tackles the past four seasons, most recently totaling 141 tackles/14.5 tackles for loss/2.5 sacks, one interception and seven pass breakups as a senior. Junior totals included 110/7/2. Posted a career-best 156 tackles as a sophomore.
Positives: Small yet fierce linebacker who flies around the field attempting to make positive plays. Remains disciplined with assignments, effective making plays in space and shows a burst of speed. Explodes to the action, quickly changes direction and fluid getting out to the flanks in pursuit. Fires between the gaps of the offensive line to defend the run and scrapes well laterally. Relatively effective in coverage.
Negatives: Easily blocked from the play and gets caught up in the trash. Not a strong tackler and often needs to drag ballcarriers to the ground.
Analysis: McGraw is rarely mentioned in scouting circles, but he's a legitimate one-gap linebacker who would be effective in a system that allows him to chase down ballcarriers. Size is a limiting factor, but he offers potential as a nickel linebacker who can be placed on the field during third-and-long situations.
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