University of Miami cornerback Brandon McGee fell under the radar during the 2012 season. The Hurricanes didn't have a great year, as they weren't loaded with pro talent like they were in previous seasons. However, McGee is one of their few quality pro prospects for the 2013 NFL Draft. McGee used the postseason to grab scouts' attention, starting at the East-West Shrine.
"They were very pleased with how I went out and competed, how I made plays on the ball, doing my assignments and my role," McGee said. "I got a lot of positive feedback from the scouts there."
A strong week of practice helped McGee stand out. The 5-foot-11, 193-pounder showed nice man coverage skills with some agility and athleticism.
McGee was also excellent at the Combine. He had the sixth-fastest 40 time (4.40). McGee tied with Cal's Steve Williams for the fastest 10-yard split of 1.46 seconds. McGee shined in the field drills as well.
"I didn't hit my goal in Indy. I was looking to run in the 4.2s because I had been clocking in the 4.2s leading up to Indy," McGee revealed. "It was just one of those things that happens and is out of our control. I'm fortunate to have one of the top times even though I thought it was slow. Everybody else was like 'You ran fast,' and I was like, 'No I ran slow.'"
With his sterling postseason, McGee has generated interest from teams. Sources have told WalterFootball.com that the Eagles and Bears worked out McGee, and the Redskins have shown serious interest in him. McGee plans on going on some pre-draft visits.
"I have a few but I can't reveal them," McGee said. "I met with a lot of teams. I think the No. 1 thing they were impressed with is my knowledge of the game and of the defense we ran at Miami, especially being able to explain and teach it to them. I think they were definitely impressed with that."
McGee was a backup as a true freshman and sophomore at Miami. He earned a starting spot in 2011 recording 38 tackles with an interception and two passes broken up. In 2012, McGee recorded 54 tackles, two interceptions four tackles for a loss, one sack and five pass breakups. One of the reasons McGee didn't have big production as a senior was teams avoided throwing his direction.
"I definitely felt that I didn't get as many balls thrown my way," McGee said. "I had to make do with what I got. I went into some games knowing that certain teams weren't going to throw my direction or other teams would try and hit me with something different, but I definitely noticed teams were shying away from me. I made do with what I had and didn't complain."
McGee doesn't have a range on where he thinks he will be drafted, but after his impressive postseason, it wouldn't be surprising if he is selected earlier than expected.
@TER not sure if the Vikes would look past his face punch video after the AP suspension .... PR issues weigh big into teams draft choices...I also agree with Mr. Bitter that he has came off as arrogant and no remorse...even with them settling out of court recently.... He could have killed that girl no matter how anyone spins it...she wasn't a threat and he would do it again IMHO
I am doing a draft as a Vikings fan so no real horse in the first round. I will pick who I think fits the team and who they need. I avoided trades in this mock but there will defiantely be 2 or 3 at least as teams see guys falling. I drafted in a manner where I thought the Browns were not dumb and I also started about 2 and a half weeks before the draft and did not go back if rankings changed or new info came ie the whole 49ers having no idea who they are drafting. I can nto wait for the draft and hopefully the Browns do not screw it up once again for Hue Jackson's sake as look I have Trubisky slipping to 33 as one of the top QBs possibly could