- Tight end
- 210 lbs
- Dr. SEC Recruiting Ranking
- 247 Composite Ranking
- High School
- Memphis University School (TN)
- Current Team
- Missouri Tigers
Gavin McKay is an exciting prospect at tight end. He has a lean, lengthy frame that should be able to support needed additional size for the collegiate level. He displays good playing strength but will see huge gains after a single year in a college strength and conditioning program. These gains will allow him to continue to enhance his ability as an in-line blocker. He has very good top-end speed and range for a TE and his athleticism and nimble feet will serve him well at the next level.
Gavin possesses a nice blend of height and speed to work the seam and uses his hands well to clear from defenders when challenged at the line. He is athletic enough to make the first defender miss and be able to generate substantial extra yards after the catch.
When the ball is in the air, Gavin is very special. He has excellent hands and offers a large catch radius. He does an excellent job of competing for and winning most 50-50 balls downfield. His combination of height, timing, body control, and sideline awareness will make him a consistent red-zone threat at the next level.
As a blocker, Gavin gives great effort in this area and will fire out of his stance, roll hips and generally plays with decent pad level to give him an advantage in leverage. This will be the area he needs to improve in the most at the next level, this is a promising area for this player as technically he will become very sound and only get bigger.
The bottom line is if Gavin stays committed in the weight room, he has the perfect skillset for a tight end in today’s game and should develop into a consistent weapon for the Tigers throughout his career.