2021 Guide: What Ourlads' NFL Scouting Services said about ZECH MCPHEARSON: Texas Tech, 5105 196 4.45. Two year starter, Columbia, MD. Transferred from Penn State in 2019 and immediately became a starter. Compact frame with average length. Has played off and press man along with Cover 2, 3, and quarters. Also has played the Spur in the Texas Tech defense which is similar to nickel in the NFL. As a press corner he is reactive using an off-hand jam on outside release. Can be disruptive on the release. In off man and zone has a quick low shuffle pedal and positions well with cushion. Easily flips his hips in transition. Flashes mirror ability staying on the hip of the receiver. Has enough speed to stay with vertical routes. In zone, flashes ability to balance multiple routes and read the delivery key. When he sees it, he shows a closing burst on plant and drive reacting on the throw. Has shown some production with ball skills. In man keeps his focus on the receiver and locates the ball. Has made some plays high pointing the ball while in phase. In run support can slip a block and wrap tackle. However he will miss at times in space. At times loses sight of the concept and gets attracted to one route opening up windows in outside zones. Sometimes hesitant reacting to multiple threats. In press man there are times he gives up leverage too easily at the line and loses the receiver. He’s played special teams all four years on coverage units and has blocked kicks. Projects as a core special team player and backup corner. 2020 stats: 53 T, 1 TFL, 6 PBU, 2 FR (1 TD), 4 INT. Seventh round/PFA. (A-31 1/2, H-9, VJ-NA, SS-NA).