Jason McCourty

CB · Rutgers
Rutgers coach Greg Schiano was blessed to have talented twin brothers starting at cornerback. Jason McCourty -- who didn't redshirt as did brother Devin -- made 52 tackles, two interceptions and six pass breakups in 2008, his third season as a starter. He has the skills to be at least a solid NFL nickel cornerback, if not more, but his ability on kickoff returns (25.8 yards per attempt) in '08 also opened eyes to his speed and versatility.


Owns adequate size but excellent speed on the corner. ... Plays off to read the quarterback on most plays, and is able to jump routes and support the run accordingly. ... Physical in the open field, able to wrap up on receivers and backs. ... Closes quickly on short routes and will hit the receiver. ... Good hips, can flip and transition when the receiver reaches him. ... Runs with any receiver down the sideline. ... Will be an option on kickoff returns because he runs straight up the field with great quickness. ... Coverage skills make opposing offenses throw away from him.


Lacks the size to get off blocks on the edge on rushing plays. ... Inconsistent jamming receivers at the line of scrimmage. ... Falls for quick moves when pressing and allows his man to gain inside slant or outside position. ... Gambles to make the big play. ... Needs to improve his hands for the interception and ball security on kickoff returns. ... Will lose jump balls to taller receivers.

Earned All-State (Star-Ledger, Associated Press) and All-League honors as a senior

All-Parochial pick as both a junior and senior out of St. Joseph's (Montvale)

Named to MSG High School Heisman Team

Helped New York team to victory in the 2005 Governor's Bowl

Carried 94 times for 1,083 yards as a senior, averaging a school-record 11.5 yards per carry

15 catches for 407 yards, an average of 27.8 per catch

Accounted for 25 touchdowns for St. Joseph's, which finished the season at 11-1 including a 42-8 win over Pope John in the Parochial Group III Final at Rutgers Stadium

Played defensive back as well, returning an interception 81 yards for a touchdown vs. Paterson Eastside

Gained 125 yards and two touchdowns on just three carries in win over Belleville

Rushed for 135 yards and three touchdowns on three carries vs. Nutley

Ranked by Scout.com as the 38th-best player in New Jersey

Starting guard on 26-2 basketball team.

Born 8/13/87.

Physical Attributes:

Proj Rd: High
Height: 5-10
Weight: 193.0
Forty: 4.3
Wingspan: --

Pro Day Results:

Cone: 6.67
Bench: 15.0
Shuttle: 4.25
10: 1.44
20: 2.49
40: 4.3
BJ: 10'05"
VJ: 36 1/2

Combine Results:

Cone: --
Bench: --
Shuttle: --
10: --
20: --
40: --
BJ: --
VJ: --