Connor McGovern, OG

School: Missouri  |  Conference: SEC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Fargo, ND
Height/Weight: 6-4 / 306 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
5.112.93-33 33-4.657.50
Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
5.032.931.7333 339'1"4.657.50

Player Overview

This former three-star recruit was an all-state performer on both sides of the ball in the trenches from Fargo, N.D. McGovern spent two summers during high school camping at Missouri. It was there that he caught the attention of the Tigers coaches, who eventually offered him a scholarship. McGovern also starred on his high school wrestling and weight lifting teams. He signed with Missouri in February of 2011.

McGovern redshirted his first year with the Tigers. The following season he saw action in nine games, mainly on special teams. His breakout season came in 2013 as McGovern started all 14 games at guard. McGovern eventually made 40 consecutive starts over his final three years at Missouri playing right guard, right tackle and left tackle.

Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: McGovern's strength is his strength. He will emerge as one of the strongest prospects in this draft class regardless of position and possibly the strongest of all linemen. McGovern is a weight room warrior, bench pressing over 500 pounds and 225 pounds 40 times. He also broke school records in the squat (690 pounds five times) and reportedly squatted 785 pounds.

More important, he can translate that strength to the football field. For his size and with all that bulk, McGovern can surprisingly move well and can get to the second level. He does have good, nimble feet. McGovern gets out of his stance well and can drive defenders off the ball. He shows good awareness in zone blocking.

In pass pro, McGovern sets quickly and can slide his feet to mirror and stay in front of defenders. He's best in phone booth, where he can eat up defenders in tight quarters.

WEAKNESSES: Has more difficulty with the speedy and quick players, particularly on the edge. He does have some stiffness, which is not surprising considering his strength. McGovern is not a truly natural bender.

IN OUR VIEW: McGovern could be a late-round steal for someone. While he does have a future on the interior, McGovern has shown he can play both tackle spots in a pinch, which will only increase his value in the NFL. He has the size and strength that should translate well in the NFL power game on the inside.

--Jamie Newberg (1/11/15)

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