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Big, physically imposing defensive backs figure to be highly coveted after the Seahawks rode their intimidating secondary to the Super Bowl last season, and McGill certainly fits the mold. McGill was an All-American at Cerritos Junior College before winding up at Utah, but his 2011 season was interrupted by a shoulder injury and he missed all of 2012 rehabbing. The Utes moved him to cornerback in the spring of 2013, and he shined in that spot during a senior season that saw him earn honorable mention all-Pac-12 honors. McGill plays the ball well and has good leaping ability, and he's also shown a solid burst to close on underneath routes. There's solid straight-line recovery and chasing speed as well. McGill struggles somewhat in the open field, showing hesitation when he's forced to break down and make tackles, and he tends to take lunging attempts rather than driving through the ball carrier. He's prone to hand-fighting with receivers, something that occasionally got him in trouble in college but might make him feel at home in a secondary like Seattle's. There are also injury concerns, though it seems the shoulder issue is well past him by now. McGill might not be a Day 1 starter at corner in the NFL, but he'll likely be competing for a starting job this summer after being drafted as early as the third round.