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Rams Select CB Brandon McGee with the 149th pick in 5th Round

Posted Apr 27, 2013


Overview

McGee was a high school All-American at Miami’s Plantation High School, playing quarterback as a junior before becoming the two-way threat at cornerback and receiver for his final season. He played in 10 games on special teams and as a reserve cornerback as a true freshman (two tackles). McGee played a bit more on defense as a sophomore, earning one start (opener against Florida A&M) and being credited with 15 tackles and two pass breakups on the year. He cracked the starting lineup for all 12 games in 2011, intercepting his first pass (against South Florida) and breaking up two others. In his senior season, as Miami’s top corner, McGee had a very inconsistent season, but still managed to pick off two passes and break up seven others.

Analysis

Strengths
Typical Miami cornerback with quick feet and good straight-line speed. Quickness evident waiting for receiver to make his move off the line, can stick with hitch routes effectively. Fluid hips help him transition well, flips open quickly to keep up down the sideline. Good recovery speed and is effective in trail over the middle. Competitiveness, and body control to knock away passes around the receiver without interfering. Shows violent hands to rip off receiver blocks in the run game, sticks his nose into tackles, wrapping when possible, on the edge and adds himself to piles. Plays boundary and field sides.