As part of the online coverage leading up to the NFL draft, The Sun will look at prospects who could be available for the Ravens with the 25th overall pick.
He would be among the safest picks for the Ravens at No. 25. Scouts project him as "an ideal No. 2 corner."
McCourty has excellent speed and solid route awareness. The reason he won't be taken in the first half of the first round is his limited track record as a playmaker. He doesn't play the ball well – he only had five interceptions in four years.
But he has low bust potential because of good character and versatility. The worst-case scenario is he becomes a core special teams player. He made a name for himself blocking seven kicks in college. He also plays gunner.
He hasn't been rumored to go in the top 24, so the Ravens probably will have the opportunity to draft him.
Asked what separated him from the other top-rated corners, McCourty said, "I think being a complete football player and not just a corner or a nickel, being able to do everything a coach wants on special teams, too."