McCants was a three-year starter at AUB and earned All-Conference USA first-team honors his senior season. His frame is ideal for the position, but he'll need to bulk up considerably to succeed in the NFL.
Prior to joining the high school football team his senior year, McCants was a tuba player who had never played a single down of football on any level. That speaks to his overall athleticism, which is raved about for a man his size, but something that will still need to be refined at the next level.
While at the NFL Combine, McCants actually hurt his stock by managing only 17 reps at 225 lbs. However, he did improve his 40-yard dash time from 5.52 seconds to 5.45 seconds, which was one of his prime objectives going into the day.
"I think I showed the scouts that I have some ability, some athleticism," McCants said.
McCants is the second tackle the Giants have drafted on day three, having previously selected Brandon Mosley in round four.
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