Houston needs more cornerback talent because Kareem Jackson and Jonathan Joseph aren't long-term players anymore. Additionally, Kevin Johnson is nearing the end of his contract.
McFadden totaled 30 tackles with 10 passes broken up and zero interceptions in 2017. Sources from multiple teams are down on McFadden and are not grading him in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft. They say that his film is very underwhelming, and he is getting some second-day grades just because of his skill set. They felt that McFadden gives up too much downfield and struggles with balls over his head. Some sources think that McFadden's vision and eye discipline are severely lacking, and are some of the reasons for why he gives up too much downfield.
McFadden was up and down in 2016, too, but he has a ton of talent to grow into a better player. Sometimes that season, he looked great, but other times, he seemed lost. McFadden still tied for the nation's lead in interceptions with eight, although part of that was because he had a lot of opportunities as teams targeted him. He also recorded 20 tackles and six passes broken up.
McFadden is a huge press-man corner. He is a prospect with similar strengths and weaknesses to David Amerson. At 6-foot-2, 204 pounds, McFadden has great size with upside to improve.
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Rd: 3 Pk: 4
Rd: 3 Pk: 16
Rd: 4 Pk: 3
Rd: 6 Pk: 3
Rd: 6 Pk: 37
Rd: 6 Pk: 40
Rd: 7 Pk: 4