Earlier this morning we mentioned the Redskins had a private workout with Syracuse safety Phillip Thomas. Well, the Redskins haven't stopped there in regards to safety prospects as former Arkansas State safety Kelcie McCray is set to visit Redskins' brass. The 6'2, 200 lbs safety is most likely a sixth or seventh rounder in this month's draft. He is also scheduled to visit the Panthers and the Texans.
At the NFL scouting combine, McCray ran the 40-yard dash in 4.54 seconds with a broad jump of 10-2, a 30 1/2 inch vertical leap,had a 4.29 20-yard shuttle and bench pressed 225 pounds 12 times. McCray can play either safety position and is a solid tackler. In order to improve and become an eventual starter in the league he needs to work on his strength, as well as his aggressiveness.
Wes Bunting had this to say about McCray:
"He does have some natural coverage ability for his size and runs very well for the position. There are some questions about desire as a tackler and instincts in the deep half. However, a guy at his size with his athleticism will get picked high at the safety position."
NFL.com also added this about the prospect:
"McCray is a big, physical safety from Arkansas State who could develop into a future starter in the NFL if put in the right scheme. A former high school quarterback, it is evident that McCray is able to key in on plays as a safety and make the pre-snap reads to put himself in a good position. He has the size to cover tight ends and the physicality to be a presence on the back end."