Great Measurables in Round Six for Texans

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Posted Apr 26, 2009
Charlie Bernstein


The Texans went with another “under the radar” type of prospect as they made Utah corner Brice McCain their sixth-round draft pick. The 5'9", 189 lb. Ute ran his 40 in the low to mid 4.3's. and recorded a 36.5" vertical leap.

As a senior, McCain recorded with 35 tackles, two TFL, one sack and five passes defensed for the Sugar Bowl champs. McCain’s doubles as a kick returner, as he handled those duties while at Utah.

Yahoo sports had a recent scouting report on McCain--

The Good: An electric corner with great burst and deep speed down the field. Clocked in with a time of 4.33 at his pro day and has the ability to consistently make up for a false step. Plays with natural flexibility and does a nice job exploding out of his breaks toward the football.

The Bad:
Possesses only decent footwork and at times his feet move faster then his body. Is undersized and will struggle being physical in the NFL. Had a lot of talent around him (CB Sean Smith) and was not always asked to cover the opposing teams top WR.

McCain will compete for a nickel or dime spot in the Texans secondary, and should be able to contribute on special teams.



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