The skinny on McGee

The Bills drafted 22-year-old Terrence McGee, a 5'9" cornerback from Northwestern State (La.) in the fourth round (14th pick, 111th overall). McGee intercepted three passes, made 55 tackles, had 10 pass breakups, made three fumble recoveries and caused three fumbles his senior year.

He's an Athens, Tex. native. He might play corner and safety, and also projects as a punt returner, averaging 11.6 yards on punts his final year, with a 17.4-yard career average.

From the MySportsDaily 2003 Guide compiled by Frank Cooney:


Positives … Has a solid frame with above average muscle mass and definition … Shows excellent quickness, agility, balance and flexibility … Plants and turns out of his breaks with sudden acceleration … Turns and runs with the receiver, using his hands effectively to disrupt the route … Very disciplined in zone coverage, breaking on the receiver in front of him while also displaying the speed to cover in the deep zone … Times his jumps properly and shows above average leaping ability to challenge the receiver for the ball at its high point … Shows natural hands and good concentration snatching and deflecting the ball … Wrap-up, drag-down tackler … Has patience waiting for blocks to develop as a returner.

Negatives … Does not have a true backpedal (more of a shuffle technique) … Makes plays on the ball, but needs to refine his angle technique (misses tackles in space) … Must show more aggression and has to get more physical when attacking the receiver … Has to use his hands with more authority in press coverage … Does not show any urgency in run support (plays like he does not want to be any part of it).

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