Bears select TCU CB Greg McCoy

Bears select TCU CB Greg McCoy

For their final pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, the Chicago Bears selected TCU CB Greg McCoy in the seventh-round (220th overall). The addition of McCoy marks the fourth corner the Bears have added during the offseason.

McCoy checks in at 5’ 10”, 181 lbs. He posted a 4.42 40 at his Pro Day and put up 12 reps on the 225 lb. bench press. NFLDraftScout.com rated him 40th out of 175 CBs.

McCoy started two years at corner for TCU, notching seven career interceptions. He’ll be facing an uphill battle trying to make the Bears’ final roster with his limited size, strength and athleticism, but he could easily earn a spot on the practice squad.

The Bears likely see his value as an additional kick returner and special teams player they can potentially mold in to a reserve CB. He led the Mountain West Conference and ranked sixth nationally in kickoff return average (30.6 yards).

He returned two kicks for touchdowns as a member of the Horned Frogs in 2011. Through his collegiate career, McCoy returned 52 kickoffs for 1,505 yards (28.9 p/r) and three touchdowns.

McCoy received All-Mountain West Conference Honorable mention recognition in 2011.


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  • Corey Graham redux?

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    Graham is a little bit bigger and was a higher rated prospect entering the Draft. McCoy's got Pro Bowl shoes to fill if you're projecting him as the second coming :)

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