Draft Scout Snapshot: A closer look at the Bears' picks: Round 7/220 - Greg McCoy, CB/KR, 5-10, 181, Texas Christian...Led the Mountain West and was sixth in the nation with a 30.6-yard kickoff-return average in 2011, when he had 94- and 99-yard returns for touchdowns. Started all 13 games at cornerback each of the last two seasons. Ran a 4.44 40 at his pro day. - The Sports Xchange
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Strengths: Good vision as a return man with extensive experience as a kick returner (3 career touchdowns on kick returns). Good straight-line speed with a second gear to separate or close ground. Physical and aggressive, not afraid to throw his body around. Good ball skills with seven career interceptions and plays bigger than his size would indicate with good leaping ability. Two-year starter at cornerback. Impressed during his pre-draft work outs and gives special teams value.
Weaknesses: Inconsistent tackler, struggling to break down in space and is a liability in this area. Needs to do a better job locating the ball with his back to the ball and shows poor anticipation, especially downfield. Too grabby and physical in coverage and will attract penalties at the next level. Lacks NFL measureables with poor height, short arms and small hands. Quicker than fast and takes a few steps to get up to full speed. Mistimed jump in coverage and needs to show better ball awareness. Allowed too many big passing plays, even as a senior, lacking the fluidity to hold up in man coverage.
Started all 13 games at cornerback ... also made a major contribution on special teams ... ranked 10th on TCU with a career-high 30 tackles, including 24 solo stops ... his career-best six pass breakups placed second ... recorded a season-best five stops and a key pass breakup in the 21-19 Rose Bowl win over Wisconsin ... had interceptions in back-to-back weeks versus Utah and San Diego State ... tallied four stops and a pass breakup at Colorado State ... registered at least two tackles in the opening five games and in nine of 13 contests overall ... returned five kickoffs for 167 yards (33.4 avg.) ... broke loose for a season-long 56-yard return at New Mexico.
Contributed at both cornerback and special teams ... made two starts at corner, including the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl ... had a career-high seven tackles, all solo, to go with a pass breakup against Boise State ... his first collegiate start was at San Diego State ... responded with an interception and four tackles ... returned a kickoff 81 yards for a touchdown at Wyoming ... it began a run of 35 consecutive TCU points after Wyoming had tied the game at 10-10 in the second quarter ... also had a pick and pass breakup against the Cowboys ... came back the next week with a 55-yard kickoff return against New Mexico ... also had a 53-yard effort versus SMU ... averaged 35.9 yards on 10 returns for the season ... tied for third on TCU with two interceptions ... recorded three stops and a pass breakup at Air Force ... had a PBU versus BYU.
Fastest member of the Frogs ... played in 12 of 13 games ... added depth to the cornerback position while contributing on special teams ... had at least one tackle in seven contests ... recorded his first interception to go with a 24-yard return and solo stop in the 54-7 win over Wyoming ... had a season-best two tackles in the 44-14 victory over Air Force.
Received 4-A Most Valuable Player honors as a senior... was also first-team all-area at wide receiver... totaled 37 receptions for 834 yards and 10 touchdowns... ranked 37th on SportsDay's Area Top 100... named Woodrow Wilson's team MVP... first-team all-
Mother is Neancia McCoy.
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05/10/12 - CB Greg McCoy will compete for the backup kickoff returner behind Devin Hester, although the Bears have signed veteran unrestricted free agents Devin Thomas and Eric Weems, both of whom have been productive return specialists. McCoy will also contend for a backup cornerback position and is expected to contribute on special teams in coverage. The Bears have also added unrestricted free agent cornerbacks Kelvin Hayden and Jonathan Wilhite in the off-season and re-signed Tim Jennings, who started 15 games last season across from Pro Bowl pick Charles Tillman.
"(McCoy) is going to have every opportunity to compete for that fifth or sixth corner depending on how many we keep," general manager Phil Emery said following the draft. "There's going to be an awfully good competitive mix since we brought in Jonathan and Kelvin to find out who makes that team."
The Bears, who host a rookie mini-camp this weekend, are hoping to have first-round defensive end Shea McClellin, third-round safety Brandon Hardin, fourth-round tight end Evan Rodriguez and sixth-round cornerback Isaiah Frey all signed by early next week.
05/08/12 - CB Greg McCoy, a seventh-round draft pick, agreed to a four-year contract with the Bears.
McCoy was drafted with the 220th overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft out of TCU. The cornerback started 39 of 52 games for the Horned Frogs from 2008-11 and returned kickoffs the last three seasons with the team. He had seven interceptions and 17 pass breakups in his career.
He averaged 28.9 yards per return with three touchdowns in his career and was the Mountain West Special Teams Player of the Year as a senior.
04/29/12 - A closer look at the Bears' picks: Round 7/220 - Greg McCoy, CB/KR, 5-10, 181, Texas Christian...Led the Mountain West and was sixth in the nation with a 30.6-yard kickoff-return average in 2011, when he had 94- and 99-yard returns for touchdowns. Started all 13 games at cornerback each of the last two seasons. Ran a 4.44 40 at his pro day. - The Sports Xchange