Coming out of high school, Marcus McKethan was rated as a three-star recruit by 247Sports.com. On June 22, 2016, he chose North Carolina over an offer from NC State.
McKethan was drafted by the New York Giants with the 173rd pick in the fifth round of the 2022 NFL Draft on April 30, 2022. On August 6, 2022, McKethan was placed on injured reserve with a torn ACL.
A breakdown of his exploits at Barnwell High School;
Considered the No. 2 offensive tackle in South Carolina, No. 37 in the South and No. 120 in the country by Scout.com • Ranked the No. 13 player in South Carolina and the No. 36 offensive guard in the country by 247sports.com • Listed as the No. 17 player in South Carolina and the No. 73 offensive tackle in the nation by ESPN.com • Represented South Carolina in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas, an annual all-star game between talented prospects from the two border states • Also played in Border Bowl IV, a postseason all-star game between South Carolina and Georgia prospects • Named to The All-Aiken Standard Football team • Did not allow a sack during his senior season and finished the year with 543 knockdown blocks • Coached by Randy Long, who also coached UNC offensive lineman Bentley Spain at Providence High School in Charlotte • Also played on the Barnwell basketball team and competed in the discus for the track and field team • State champion in the discus as a junior • Coached by Dwayne Garrick.
How Good Is Marcus McKethan?
Heavy-handed but light-footed, massively built waist bender. Projects as a guard in development with the potential to be a level 2 starter who is below average. McKethan has extraordinarily long arms for the job—nearly 36 inches.
He makes good use of that length but relies too much on it and lacks knee bend and hand technique. It is believed that McKethan will give up some of his game in his pass blocking due to his large size on the interior.
McKethan is a huge, clumsy body that struggles to move in space, which limits his projection due to the lack of agility and resources to work with. Coaching him to narrow his base will help him sit back more.
What Happened To Marcus McKethan?
On August 6, 2022, McKethan was placed on injured reserve with a torn ACL.