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William & Mary WR Tre McBride "does not show explosive speed, [but] he runs so smoothly that he lulls defenders into underestimating how much ground he is covering," writes NFLDraftScout.com's Frank Cooney.

"In a draft full of conspicuous talent at wide receiver, McBride becomes difficult to rate by comparison, especially since he played at a lower level in college," Cooney wrote. "He has potential, but may take a couple of years to pay off consistently." In addition to Cooney, both Rotoworld and NFL Media Senior Analyst and former Dallas Cowboys executive Gil Brandt like McBride. "McBride is a wide receiver who's probably going to surprise a lot of people who aren't draftniks. The fact that 18 teams were [at his pro day] to see him gives you a good hint of his abilities, and he's also had separate workouts with six teams," Brandt said.
Source: CBS Sports
Apr 18 - 8:55 PM

William & Mary WR Tre McBride's "pro-ready build, body control and hand-eye coordination project very well to the next level," writes CBS Sports' Rob Rang.

McBride is a converted running back who showed quick aptitude towards his new position. "McBride shows surprising vision and body control as a receiver, consistently winning contested passes because of his ability to track and high-point the ball," Rang wrote. "McBride isn't as explosive as his 40-yard time would suggest but he's a legitimate top-100 candidate who could surprise with a relatively smooth transition to the NFL." NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein compares the William & Mary star's skill-set to Patriots' WR Brandon LaFell. McBride, who posted 64 receptions for 809 yards and four touchdowns last season, ran a 4.41 forty at the combine and "looked outstanding catching the ball with smooth routes and above average body control," CBS Sports' Dane Brugler noted, adding that McBride is a "Pierre Garcon-like player."
Source: CBS Sports
Apr 13 - 7:49 PM

The biggest question surrounding William & Mary WR Tre McBride, according to ESPN's Kevin Weidl, is "if he can become more consistent with his approach to the game" in order to reach his potential.

The analyst believes McBride is right on the Day 2/Day 3 line right now. The 6-foot, 205-pounder drew rave reviews throughout Senior Bowl week from the scouting community. NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein compares the William & Mary star's skill-set to Patriots' WR Brandon LaFell. McBride, who posted 64 receptions for 809 yards and four touchdowns last season, ran a 4.41 forty at the combine and "looked outstanding catching the ball with smooth routes and above average body control," CBS Sports' Dane Brugler noted, adding that McBride is a "Pierre Garcon-like player" who "has the tape that could land him in the top-100 and his combine performance won't hurt that prediction."
Mar 21 - 8:49 PM

NFL Media's Daniel Jeremiah believes that William & Mary WR Tre McBride would be a good fit for Andrew Luck.

"Not a lot of people know about (McBride)," Jeremiah said. "When you study him on tape, we saw him at the East-West (Shrine) Game, he was outstanding. He's somebody that ran a little bit faster than you expected at 4.41." According to the analyst, McBride could be a nice value pick to replace Reggie Wayne, and a good complementary piece to slot next to T.Y. Hilton and 2014 third-rounder Donte Moncrief. Interestingly, one of McBride's most popular NFL comparisons is a former Colts receiver. CBS Sports' Dane Brugler calls McBride a "Pierre Garcon-like player."
Source: NFL.com
Mar 7 - 8:19 PM

William & Mary WR Tre McBride is "now a Day 2 pick," according to ESPN's Mel Kiper.

"He's moved up the board since the end of the season, with 4.41 speed not hurting his cause," Kiper wrote. McBride ran an unofficial 4.41 in the 40-yard dash at the combine and "looked outstanding catching the ball with smooth routes and above average body control," CBS Sports' Dane Brugler noted, adding that McBride is a "Pierre Garcon-like player" who "has the tape that could land him in the top-100 and his combine performance won't hurt that prediction."
Mar 1 - 1:11 PM

William & Mary senior WR Tre McBride is a "Pierre Garcon-like player" who "has the tape that could land him in the top-100 and his combine performance won't hurt that prediction," wrote CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

"He ran an unofficial 4.41 in the 40-yard dash [at the combine] and looked outstanding catching the ball with smooth routes and above average body control," Brugler wrote. "McBride gathers himself so effortlessly in his route breaks, showing off natural hands and overall receiver traits." NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein compares the William & Mary star's skill-set to Patriots' WR Brandon LaFell. McBride posted 64 receptions for 809 yards and four touchdowns last season.
Source: CBS Sports
Feb 22 - 1:15 AM

NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein believes William & Mary senior WR Tre McBride needs to build on his solid week at Shrine practices "with a serviceable 40-yard dash at the combine."

"He had a solid week at Shrine practices and needs to build on that with a serviceable 40-yard dash at the combine, as his play speed and ability to get separation on the NFL level is in question," Zierlein wrote. Evaluators have observed that McBride doesn't stretch the field on vertical routes or after catch. Zierlein compares the William & Mary star's skill-set to New England Patriots' WR Brandon LaFell.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 12 - 3:49 PM

William & Mary senior WR Tre McBride "not only looked like the most talented receiver during [Shrine Game] week, but also the most polished," observed the Sporting News' Chris Kouffman.

"His speed and precise footwork were noteworthy," Kouffman wrote. "He showed the most consistency in separating from man coverage and catching the ball." The 6-foot, 205-pounder with 4.5 speed drew absolute rave reviews throughout the week from the scouting community. "Smaller, quick receivers in all-star practices often can separate and catch early in the week as corners give them lots of space during coverage drills," Kouffman wrote. "As the days go by, those DBs inevitably become more aggressive and physical in their coverage, and a lot of receivers wilt like lettuce under a heat lamp. McBride continued to create separation and finish plays. This bodes well for him as he tries to make it to the next level." McBride posted 64 receptions for 809 yards and four touchdowns this season.
Jan 19 - 10:44 PM

William & Mary senior WR Tre McBride "generated some buzz this week with his performance in practices and showed impressive fluidity as a route-runner" in the Shrine Game, noted CBS Sports' Rob Rang.

"He showed good balance and burst outside to generate separation, as well as enough suddenness to sneak past corners on double-moves," Rang wrote. "McBride caught a few passes, showing good hands, but was unable to keep a shorter corner from slapping the ball away late in the game." The 6-foot, 205-pounder with 4.5 speed collected 64 receptions for 809 yards and four touchdowns this season for the Tribe. McBride's stock is ascending.
Source: CBS Sports
Jan 18 - 9:14 PM

William & Mary senior WR Tre McBride had two catches for 23 yards at Saturday's Shrine Game.

As with the game's other receivers, Rotoworld's No. 1 Shrine Game prospect suffered from poor quarterback play. "McBride consistently generated separation from corners in one on one drills at a variety of levels with a variety of routes," Josh Norris observed at practices. "McBride still came down with contested or acrobatic catches even when covered. He is not locked to one alignment and McBride could even win from the slot."
Source: Rotoworld
Jan 18 - 3:19 PM

William & Mary senior WR Tre McBride "arguably had the best week out of all the receivers" at the East-West Shrine game, wrote ESPN's Steve Muench.

"He's gets off the line quickly, he accelerates out of breaks and he's looked explosive after the catch as well as running reverses," Muench wrote. "The 6-foot-1, 205-pound McBride has smaller hands (9-inch), which is a concern considering that he put the ball on the ground after one catch. However, he's caught the ball with his hands away from his frame for the most part, and he's flashed the ability to make contested catches." We would go a little beyond labeling McBride the best receiver at the event. Josh Norris calls him the best prospect period at Shrine week.
Jan 17 - 7:38 PM

A week of observing East-West Shrine Game practices didn't change Dane Brugler's mind that William & Mary senior WR Tre McBride is the best pro prospect at the event.

On both accounts, we concur. "At 6-foot-1 and 205 pounds with 4.50 speed, he doesn't have imposing size or blazing speed, but he prides himself on the details, selling routes and using his foot quickness in his breaks to create just enough separation," Brugler wrote. "McBride did an excellent job attacking the ball in the air with his quick eyes and hands, also taking reps as a punt returner. He is more smooth than explosive, reminding me a lot of Pierre Garcon when he entered the NFL out of Mount Union. Although he comes from the FCS level, McBride has impressed against FBS competition in the past (West Virginia in 2013, Virginia Tech in 2014) and certainly did again this week." McBride logged 64 catches for 809 yards and four touchdowns this season. "The clear top prospect at the event," wrote Josh Norris. "McBride consistently generated separation from corners in one on one drills at a variety of levels with a variety of routes."
Source: CBS Sports
Jan 17 - 4:04 PM

William & Mary senior WR Tre McBride is "a smooth athlete who tracks the ball well," wrote NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah.

"McBride doesn't have elite speed, but he does run well and moves easily in and out of cuts," added College Football 24/7 writer Mike Huguenin. "McBride is a savvy route runner with good hands." The 6-foot, 205-pounder with 4.5 speed collected 64 receptions for 809 yards and four touchdowns this season, and finished with 63 receptions for 801 yards and five touchdowns in 2013. He is also a skilled return man.
Source: NFL.com
Jan 17 - 2:39 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler notes that William & Mary senior WR Tre McBride was his "top NFL prospect" at the East-West Shrine game.

"WR Tre McBride was my top NFL prospect at the Shrine Game entering the week and as I leave Tampa, that hasn't changed. Pierre Garconish," Brugler tweeted. Our own Josh Norris seconds that notion, and has ranked Mcbride as the event's top prospect prior to the week and after all meaningful practices concluded. The William & Mary prospect hauled in 64 receptions for 809 yards and four touchdowns this season. McBride averaged 27.5 yards per kick return and has posted 15 TD receptions over the past two seasons.
Jan 16 - 2:02 PM

William & Mary WR Tre McBride is the top prospect at the East-West Shrine game, according to Josh Norris.

Norris ranked Mcbride as the event's top prospect prior to the week and after all meaningful practices concluded. He continued to show the same body control and strong hands to consistently win in one on ones. At best, look for McBride to be selected in the third-round.
Source: Rotoworld
Jan 16 - 9:49 AM


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