2021 NFL Draft Scouting Report: CB Zech McPhearson

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Zech McPhearson originally started his career at Penn State (2017 and 2018), where he would play during his first two seasons. McPhearson would then transfer to Texas Tech, playing his final two seasons. Primarily a zone coverage corner in the Red Raiders' scheme, McPhearson showed glimpses of possibly being a scheme-versatile option as he was afforded the flexibility of being utilized as the team's primary slot defender. A developmental option at the position, he provides scheme versatility, ball skills, and upside as down-the-line depth.

Ideal Role: Outside CB in a zone scheme.

Scheme Fit: Multiple coverage scheme with a mixture of Cover 1 and Cover 3 principles.

Written by Jordan Reid

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