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Rams Sign OT McKee

The Rams signed OT Ryan McKee who was recently released by the New York Jets today to fill the roster spot vacated by the release of Richie Incognito.

McKee is 6’6″ and 291 pounds.

He was promoted from the practice squad earlier this season after being signed by the Jets as a rookie free agent after the NFL draft.

After the jump is McKee’s scouting report.

From NFL.com Combine report

Positives: Long, almost lanky build with plenty of room for additional growth. Deep kick-step to protect the edge. Plays with at least moderate balance, considering his size. Good initial pop off the snap. Before the shoulder injury, showed good upper-body strength to latch on to the defender and ride him wide. Surprising quickness to the second level. Good effort to block downfield. Cognizant lineman who often made the line calls. Tough. Played through a torn labrum for much of his senior season.

Negatives: Bit of a ‘tweener. Lacks the bulk to remain at right tackle and may be too tall for most teams at guard. Marginal lateral quickness. Marginal flexibility. Struggles to recover if beaten initially. Questionable level of competition. Underwent surgery on a torn left labrum (shoulder) after the 2008 season and is months away from returning to the field.


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2 Responses to “Rams Sign OT McKee”

  1. Gerald McKee says:

    I am a bit biased but, I think St Louis will be pleased with Ryan. Ryan has fully recovered from the shoulder injury / surgery and has become a “legit” 300+ pound OL player. The Rams have Ryan practicing on special teams (return units) as well as guard and tackle positions. As with the Jets.. Ryan is one of the strongest players and still has surprising speed for his size. Under coach Calahan (Jets) he learned a lot about improving his technique and footwork. With the all pro line in front of him at the Jets, it may be best that Ryan has moved on. With the off season approaching and spring camp looming… look for Ryan to show up with yet more added mass and one camps experience under his belt. Armed with that, Ryan will earn his roster spot and playing time in the 2010 Pro season.

    • Jeff Roman says:

      Thanks for the comment Gerald!

      Right Guard looks to be wide open for competition in 2010 along with Right Tackle if the Rams don’t sign top flight free agents for either spot.

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