Photo of Jake McGee

Combine Results

Grade
5.2 ?
  • 17 REPS
    Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'5" Height
  • 32 3/8" Arm Length
  • 250LBS. Weight
  • 9 5/8" Hands

Overview

McGee took advantage of the graduate transfer rule that allows athletes to finish their eligibility at another school once they have completed their bachelor's degree without sitting out a season. Although he wasn't a full-time starter at Virginia, he led the team in receiving (43-395, 2 TD) in 2013 and played well as a sophomore (28-374, five TD) after contributing on special teams (eight tackles) as a redshirt freshman. It seemed as though he was going to contribute right away for the Gators; unfortunately, he broke his left leg (fibula and tibia) in the season opener and spent the year rehabbing. As a sixth-year senior, he showed real promise as a reliable move-the-chains receiver and red zone target due to his size and athleticism (41-381, four TD), even earning second team All-SEC honors from league media.


Pro Day Results


40-yard dash: 4.78 seconds
Vertical: 28 1/2 inches
Broad jump: 9 feet, 6 inches
20-yard short shuttle: 4.6 seconds
3-cone: 7.26 seconds

Analysis

Strengths

Hands for days. Uses every bit of his catch radius and has elite concentration. Can adjust and catch it high, low or behind him with hands like a shortstop. Former high school quarterback who recognizes when he's hot receiver against blitz and opens quickly. Scouts rave about his outgoing personality and ability to bring locker room together. Considered great teammate who leads by example. Used frequently as a move blocker in Florida offense and has tools to improve in that area. Has acceleration on crossing routes to separate from safeties and linebackers.

Weaknesses

Drifts into out-­breaking routes giving his intentions away to eager defenders. Needs to work on separation tactics and tightening up his underneath routes. Inconsistent run blocker. Ducks head into contact and fails to make consistently squared contact. Missing play strength to scrap it out and win the edge battle in running game. Duck-footed grass-pounder when getting into routes from three­-point stance. Six-year collegian who is already 24 years old. Failed to log a catch of 20-plus yards during 2015 season.

Draft Projection

Round 7 or priority free agent

NFL Comparison

Maxx Williams

Bottom Line

McGee probably won't blow the combine away with athletic traits, but he has quality play speed in his routes and hands like a gold glove shortstop. Like Maxx Williams in Baltimore, McGee will need time to improve his routes and run blocking before he should be expected to log significant snaps but he has starter's potential.
-Lance Zierlein
C
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-9.00 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl to All-Pro Ability
6.50-6.99 Good NFL Starter with Pro Bowl Potential
6.00-6.49 Chance to become good NFL starter
5.70-5.99 Could become early NFL starter
5.30-5.69 Backup or eventual starter
5.15-5.29 Developmental prospect or special teams potential
5.01-5.14 Back end of the roster
5.00 50/50 Chance of making the roster

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