CB on Ravens' radar

OWINGS MILLS -- The Baltimore Ravens paid particularly close attention to a fast climbing first-day cornerback prospect at his Pro Day. Please keep reading for further details.

Fresno State cornerback Marcus McCauley spent a lot of time with Ravens secondary coach Dennis Thurman at his official Pro Day.

He worked out Tuesday morning for Tennessee Titans secondary coach Chuck Cecil and will visit the Philadelphia Eagles next.

Here's some more scout.com profile information on this draft prospect:

Ht: 6-1 Wt: 203 40: 4.37
Position: CB
Date of Birth: 9/3/1983
Class: Senior
High School: Cordova HS
(Rancho Cordova, CA)
College: Fresno State

2007 Scout.com NFL Draft Rankings:
Pos: CB Pos Rank: #7 Pos Rating:

Scout.com Player Evaluation:

Closing Speed

After a terrible campaign in which McCauley did not meet the expectations of NFL scouts, he continued his poor play in the post- season. Offers the size, speed and abilities to start in the NFL, yet he must quickly rebound and get his act together.


Three-year starter and previous All-Conference selection who posted 56 tackles and broke up seven passes last season. Junior totals were 45/1/7. Suffered a concussion during the second game of his senior campaign then was benched late in the year for poor play.

Physically gifted cornerback who has previously shown the ability to shut down opponents. Fluid transitioning to run with receivers, diagnoses the action and has a quick break to the ball. Runs with opponents laterally or stays with them down the field. Physical, will mix it up and voluntarily defends running or screen plays. Rarely challenged by opposing quarterbacks. Terrific athlete who easily adjusts or contorts running full speed to defend the throw.


Did not consistently play aggressive football as a senior. Bit on play action passes, pump fakes and showed minimal instincts last year. Slow getting his head back around then positioning himself against opponents to make a play on the ball.

Aaron Wilson covers the Baltimore Ravens for the Carroll County Times in Westminster, Maryland.

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