- BProjectionRound 3
- Hand9 ⅞
- Arm34 ⅛
Strong Points: Excellent size and strength (28 reps). Starting experience at guard and center. Three-year starter. Plays with bend and is seldom off his feet. Athletic to adjust on the move in space. Good hand use, does a good job keeping his hands inside and has a strong punch in pass pro. True junior.
Weak Points: Mostly little, easily correctable things with coaching, such as setting too wide in pass pro and lunging at opponents in space. Awareness could be better when in pass protection.
The Way We See It: With young offensive linemen, versatility can be key to dressing on Sunday or perhaps starting early. McGovern started at center in 2017 and right guard in 2018. He has NFL size, strength, power and athleticism. He gets off the ball quickly and shows some snap on contact. He can play with bend and has the athleticism to get out in space and make a productive block. In pass pro, he is alert, has a good punch and can mirror and anchor. While he is not special in any given area, McGovern is consistently good in at everything and should be able to start at guard or center early in his career. Given his height, his best position may be guard but don't underestimate his value at center.