Feb 26, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Miami Hurricanes defensive end Brandon McGee catches a pass during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

2013 NFL Draft: Brandon McGee Drafted By St. Louis Rams

Former UM cornerback Brandon McGee was selected in the fifth round of the 2013 NFL Draft.

The Plantation High grad was the sixteenth pick in the fifth round and the No. 149 pick overall.  NFL.com gave McGee (5-11, 193) a grade of 60.1.

NFL.com Analysis:

  • STRENGTHS – Typical Miami cornerback with quick feet and good straight-line speed.  Quickness evident waiting for receiver to make his move off of the line, can stick with hitch routes effectively.  Fluid hips help him in 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.
  • WEAKNESSES – Has only adequate size for an outside corner.  Will struggle to turn his head to find the ball at times.  Leans back in his pedal too often, losing some traction when needing to plant to trail, or getting knocked out of position by contact.  Needs to flatten his blitz angles, ball gets underneath him.
  • BOTTOM LINE – The next Miami cornerback with great speed to pique the interest of NFL scouts, McGee also presents enough size to stand up to NFL receivers on the outside.  However, McGee had an up-and-down senior season, and was challenged and successfully beaten on numerous occasions.  He was able to rebound his stock with a strong week of practices at the East-West Shrine Game.

McGee started all 12 games for the Hurricanes’ in 2012 and finished his senior season with 54 tackles, two interceptions and one sack.  He will join his former Hurricanes’ teammate Brandon Washington in St. Louis.

 

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