Great player, and mentor
But he doesn’t make many mistakes. In fact, his expertise helps improve the team’s defenders, as he helps to raise the bar for them in practice.
He is not just a system offensive lineman. One of the strengths to this young offensive tackle is his ability to process what he sees and experiences on the football field real time.
He is constantly analyzing hand placement, stance, footwork. And if something isn’t just right on a play, he is already self-coaching himself to clean things up. And he takes the time to help the younger guys. As he related in this piece by 247Sports.com Luke Mounger, the veteran guys reach out to younger players:
"““That’s kind of where the o-line bond kind of comes into play. When we get out there we always talk to them on the sidelines during the games. Before they go in, if we come out, we always tell them what we’re seeing, what they’re doing. They ask us questions and stuff all the time.”"
The best player on any team is the guy who elevates the play of those around him. Kaleb McGary is such a player.