Dylan McMahon’s Draft Profile | NC State OL Scouting Report

NC State center Dylan McMahon turned heads at the 2024 NFL Combine. Is the Wolfpack center an NFL-caliber offensive lineman?

NC State Wolfpack center Dylan McMahon impressed at the 2024 NFL Combine, posting some of the better times for all offensive linemen across several of the tests and looking good throughout his drills.

What is his NFL Draft outlook? Is he a starting-caliber offensive lineman? McMahon’s 2024 NFL Draft scouting report holds the answers.

Dylan McMahon Draft Profile and Measurements

  • Height: 6’3″
  • Weight: 299 pounds
  • Position: OC
  • School: NC State
  • Current year: Senior
  • 40-Yard Dash: 5.1 seconds
  • 10-Yard Split: 1.75 seconds
  • Vertical Jump: 33″
  • Broad Jump: 9’7″
  • 3-Cone Drill: 7.26 seconds
  • 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.33 seconds

A top-10 center nationally as a high school recruit out of Georgia, McMahon played both offensive and defensive line in high school but has stuck on the offensive side in college. He committed to NC State as part of the class of 2019 and redshirted as a freshman.

McMahon saw snaps at right guard, left guard, and center over his last four seasons with the Wolfpack, emerging as a consistent performer and leader for the team while earning an All-ACC Honorable Mention at center during his final campaign in Raleigh, N.C.

McMahon’s Scouting Report

Games Watched: Notre Dame (2023), Duke (2023), Clemson (2023), Miami (2023), North Carolina (2023), Kansas State (2023)

Strengths

  • Very good intelligence and IQ and picks up stunts, twists, and blitzes well.
  • Very good technician with accurate, quick hands.
  • Athleticism matches NFL Combine numbers; quick to climb to the next level.
  • Smooth, easy pass sets; clean footwork to handle rushers across his face.
  • Over 500 snaps at left guard, right guard, and center.

Weaknesses

  • Lacks length, likely keeping him exclusively at center in the NFL.
  • Lacks ideal size as well, under 300 pounds.
  • Poor play strength to frequently deal with NFL-caliber DL.

Current Draft Projection and Summary

McMahon has NFL-ready fundamentals, but his lack of an NFL frame makes him a difficult projection.

He lacks the length to reach and connect with NFL defensive linemen, and his lack of mass shows up when he battles bull rushers.

McMahon is a tremendous athlete, but he will have to get significantly bigger in the NFL to help his anchor. He struggles to really create lanes and clear out defenders on down blocks, but he can reach and move, making him a good fit in an outside zone-oriented offense.

McMahon has tremendous fundamentals and is a smart player with one of the most versatile profiles in this draft class, boasting extensive experience at three different positions. That alone will appeal to NFL scouts, but you can see he is a savvy veteran who has seen it all at the collegiate level.

The athleticism McMahon showed at the Combine wasn’t a fluke either, as he climbs well to the second level and consistently catches defenders there, is quick off of the line of scrimmage, and has the change-of-direction skills to pick up pass rushers moving across his frame.

McMahon’s skill set and versatility will keep him in the league as a swing backup, but he has to add more mass to his frame to grow beyond serving as just a backup center prospect.

KEEP READING: 2024 NFL Combine Results — 40-Yard Dash, Bench Press, Vertical, 3-Cone, and More

Centers with his frame don’t often get drafted, but McMahon’s versatility, athleticism, and fundamental floor make him a different prospect than most. If he does get drafted, expect his name to come off the board on Day 3.

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