Great Measurables in Round Six for Texans

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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