Also Considering: Texas A&M, Florida State, Colorado, Wiconsin, North Carolina, Missouri, Nebraska, Oregon, Oklahoma State, UCLA
Scouts, Inc. Evaluation
McCay is one of the most physically imposing wide receiver prospects in this class, without a doubt. He possesses a thick, sturdy frame with excellent height and plays with a great motor. He is a receiver that doubles as an outside linebacker and he could project at both positions for the next level. Offensively, he uses his frame and long arms to position himself and gain an advantage, particularly on the deep ball. He is the type of player that climbs to top speed, but once he gets going, he shows very good top-end speed and can prove to be very difficult to handle one-on-one. Shows some explosiveness for a player of his size and a sneaky second gear in the open field, especially in a straight line. He is an outstanding red-zone player. Really has a feel for timing his jumps and extending above his head to attack the ball at its highest point. Against this level of competition, he is a total mismatch when the ball is in the air. Shows big, soft hands and possesses a wide catching radius to haul in poorly-thrown passes outside of his frame. Where McCay must improve is as a route-runner. He is raw in this area and wins on talent alone. Must become crisper and not round off cuts at the top of the stem. Gears down too much when breaking and quicker, faster corners will jump him in a hurry if he doesn’t learn to stab that foot in the ground and explode out of his cuts. He is so physically gifted, but has not been challenged much yet and when he gets challenged he’ll have to have a plan that includes more than just talent. Overall, McCay is a horse as we say out wide and he is a strong one with great upside. He is very similar to Notre Dame’s Michael Floyd both in stature and style.