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Draft Lab: Gerald McCoy's stock

11/10/2009 - Oklahoma Sooners
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When a player has numerous strengths combined with one significant weakness, it is often said that weakness is an Achilles' heel. The term works as an effective literary shortcut but often isn't apt because, unlike Achilles' wholly debilitating flaw, most detriments of college football players aren't enough to eliminate the player's value.

Consider Oklahoma's superb defensive tackle Gerald McCoy. He has a slew of positives combined with a single negative that -- although it doesn't come anywhere close to eliminating his NFL potential -- certainly will have to be addressed by whichever team drafts him.