- 2013 Miami Pro Day: Representatives from 22 NFL teams gathered at the pro day held March 7 at Miami (Fla.), where 12 players participated in a workout that was held outdoors on grass. Brandon McGee, CB (5-11, 193) - McGee stuck with his numbers from the combine, with the exception of the jumps (34-inch vertical and 9-foot-11 broad jump at pro day). - Gil Brandt, NFL.com
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McGee is another member of the Hurricanes' secondary who was a top recruit out of high school, but never lived up to the lofty expectations. Ranked as the top cornerback recruit out of the state of Florida four years ago, he spent his first two seasons in Miami as a reserve defensive back, recording just 17 tackles.
McGee became a starter as a junior (12 starts), but didn't have the season most thought he would, finishing with 38 tackles and one interception.
He fought off a spring challenge for his job in 2012 and again went on to start all 12 games. However, McGee continued to be plagued by inconsistency as he finished with 54 tackles and two interceptions.
Previously thought to be a late-round prospect, McGee was definitely one of the bright spots of the week at the Shrine Game.
Strengths: Adequate size, build and strength for the position. Smooth hips to easily turn his frame and adjust on a dime. Patience, controlled footwork, playing with confidence. Nice job locating, highpointing and getting his hands on the ball in coverage. Nice job in pursuit to chase and close with accurate angles. Feisty and tough with very good effort to rip the ball out. Good playing experience and production.
Weaknesses: Good, but not great, speed and can get beat vertically. Too much contact downfield and needs to do a better job with his hands and body positioning, often making it too easy for the officials to call pass interference. Room to improve his transitional technique and discipline. Inconsistent open-field tackler and doesn't have great strength to always finish once he initiates contact. A few questions regarding his competitive nature and coachability.