2015 NFL DRAFT

Keith McGill, CB

School: Utah  |  Conference: PAC12
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: La Mirada, CA
Height/Weight: 6-3 / 211 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
7892-3
Player News
05/12/2014 - A closer look at the Raiders' picks: Round 4/116 - Keith McGill, CB, 6-3, 211, Utah...The Raiders looked past off-the-field issues that included a 2012 DUI arrest and a reputation for not taking the sport seriously enough in part because McGill said he has matured. The physical talent is not in question. McGill is a big, physical press corner who was a standout in the receiver-rich Pac-12 conference. - The Sports Xchange

05/12/2014 - Cornerback Keith McGill, taken in the fourth round at No. 116 out of Utah, promises the Raiders won't regret selecting him despite a past that includes a DUI and a reputation for not taking the game seriously until his senior year with the Utes. "All the teams that passed on me are going to realize it's a big mistake and the Raiders are going to realize it's probably a really good draft pick," McGill said.

McGill, who was rehabbing a serious shoulder injury at the time of his arrest, thought that period in his life helped turn things around. "It was probably where I grew as a person," McGill said. "I sat down with the coaches and talked about where I wanted my life to go. I realized that everything can be taken away in a flash, and the window was closing. There comes a point in your life where you make a decision to become a man or remain a boy. That's what I did before the 2013 season. It got me in the situation I am in now." - The Sports Xchange

05/08/2014 - 2014 DRAFT SCOUT FINAL TOP 100: 78/9. Keith McGill, CB, Utah, 6-3, 211, 4.44, 2-3...Former JUCO All-America safety at Cerritos, McGill lasted only five games there with the Utes before a shoulder injury dictated a move to cornerback. McGill shows field awareness of a safety and even baits quarterbacks to throw underneath routes where he excels at closing on the ball. Uses height and long arms well, but lacks unbridled enthusiasm on run support. Frankly: Curiously reminiscent of Nnamdi Asomugha (Cal, Raiders, Eagles, 49ers), who maximized his height and ball skills as a boundary-style cornerback to make All-Pro. Like Asomugha, McGill seems more suited for safety except for that bad shoulder, which may explain why neither of them will be remembered as a big hitter. - Frank Cooney, NFLDraftScout.com

04/21/2014 - 2014 NFL Draft Defensive Backs: Keith McGill, Utah, 6-3, 211, 4.51...Former JUCO All-America safety at Cerritos, McGill lasted only five games there with the Utes before a shoulder injury dictated a move to cornerback. McGill shows field awareness of a safety and even baits quarterbacks to throw underneath routes where he excels at closing on the ball. Uses height and long arms well, but lacks unbridled enthusiasm on run support. Frankly: Curiously reminiscent of Nnamdi Asomugha (Cal, Raiders, Eagles, 49ers), who maximized his height and ball skills as a boundary-style cornerback to make All-Pro. Like Asomugha, McGill seems more suited for safety except for that bad shoulder, which may explain why neither of them will be remembered as a big hitter. - Frank Cooney, The Sports Xchange

03/26/2014 - 2014 Pro Days: Reilly, Murphy stand out at Utah workout...Defensive back Keith McGill enjoyed a solid workout, as well. The 6-foot-3, 213 pounder was clocked at 4.52-4.54 seconds on his two 40-yard dash attempts -- terrific times for a cornerback of his size. Given the copycat nature of the NFL, don't be surprised if a team drafts McGill in the hopes that he'll prove to be the next Richard Sherman. According to the Utes' report, representatives from 20 NFL teams were on hand for the workout. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

01/22/2014 - 2014 Senior Bowl Wednesday...Some flashy plays were turned in members of the secondary -- especially Liberty cornerback Walt Aikens and Vanderbilt safety Kenny Ladler -- but the news wasn't so good for Utah cornerback Keith McGill, who appeared to be battling cramps throughout the practice. McGill is a talented player whose terrific size (6-foot-3, 213 pounds) and ball-skills is sure to draw plenty of interest of teams as either a cornerback or potential safety conversion. Unfortunately, McGill appeared to feel the greatest pain on pass plays in which he was clearly already beaten. Some will credit McGill with fighting through the pain to return to the action (trainers worked on him yesterday too) but there were some in the stands who wondered aloud about his toughness. Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider, who, of course, has shown a fondness for lanky cornerbacks, had as good a view as anyone of McGill and their trainers working with him by observing the action from the sideline. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

12/03/2013 - 2013 ALL-PAC-12 HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES): DB Keith McGill, Sr.,...Has been selected All-Pac 12 Honorable Mention for the 2013 college football season as voted on by the Pac-12 Head football coaches. - Utah football

10/03/2013 - Scouting the pass defense: The Utes finally recorded their first interception of the season, against BYU with 1:37 left. The interception occurred at a valuable time, thwarting BYU's potential game-tying drive. Utah started nickelback Mike Honeycutt early in the game to blitz BYU QB Taysom Hill. He sacked him early in the game, setting the tone for a defense that got to the BYU quarterback five times. Utah coach Kyle Whittingham also complimented cornerbacks Keith McGill and Davion Orphey for their improved play. - The Sports Xchange

08/13/2013 - OTHER UTAH PROSPECTS WORTH WATCHING: CB/S Keith McGill (6-2, 202, 4.49)...McGill earned All-American honors at Cerritos Junior College and signed with Utah as a highly regarded free safety. He played in five games at this position in 2011 before a shoulder injury ended his season early and missed all of 2012 in a lengthy rehab following surgery to correct the issue. Moved to cornerback, McGill performed well during spring camp and could play his way into draft consideration with a big senior season. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

 
 
Player News
05/12/2014 - A closer look at the Raiders' picks: Round 4/116 - Keith McGill, CB, 6-3, 211, Utah...The Raiders looked past off-the-field issues that included a 2012 DUI arrest and a reputation for not taking the sport seriously enough in part because McGill said he has matured. The physical talent is not in question. McGill is a big, physical press corner who was a standout in the receiver-rich Pac-12 conference. - The Sports Xchange
 

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