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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

NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah notes that William & Mary senior WR Tre McBride has stood out at East West Shrine practice because he is "a smooth athlete who tracks the ball well."

The 6-foot, 205-pound McBride doesn't have blazing speed, but does the little things that scouts take note of, selling routes and moving easily in and out of cuts. McBride should also contribute on special teams and his return skills may add value to his stock. Our own Josh Norris believes McBride is one of the top prospects at the East West Shrine game.
Source: NFL.com
Jan 15 - 2:30 PM

William & Mary Tre McBride arrived at the East West Shrine game measuring in at 6'0 3/4" and 205 lbs.

McBride also has 9" hands and 31 1/4" arms. Some will nitpick McBride's hand size, but drops have never been a consistent issue for McBride. In fact, the FCS receiver is outstanding at adjusting to the football and coming up with highlight reel catches. Keep in mind, Davante Adams has 9" hands, John Brown has 8 1/2" hands and Donte Moncrief has 9 1/8" hands. Rotoworld's Josh Norris believes McBride is the top prospects at the East West Shrine game.
Jan 15 - 10:57 AM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes William & Mary senior WR Tre McBride "is arguably the top offensive talent [at the Shrine Game] and he showed why on Monday with his advanced understanding of the position."

If you are a regular reader, you already know that we cosign this endorsement. "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." 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. "McBride is more smooth than explosive, reminding me a lot of Pierre Garcon when he entered the NFL out of Division-III Mount Union," Brugler wrote. "Scouts wanted to know how McBride would match up against FBS talent this week, but he quickly passed that test as the only way scouts could tell he wasn't from a top
Source: CBS Sports
Jan 14 - 3:38 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler observes at East-West Shrine practice that William & Mary senior WR Tre McBride is "showing he can gain separation, track and finish against FBS guys."

"Pierre Garçon, err, I mean Tre McBride showing he can gain separation, track and finish against FBS guys. Understands the details of WR," Brugler tweeted. The 6-foot-1, 205-pound McBRide hauled in 64 receptions for 809 yards, with four touchdowns this year, and finished with 63 receptions for 801 yards and five touchdowns in 2013. The William & Mary prospect averaged 27.5 yards per kick return and has posted 15 TD receptions over the past two seasons. Rotoworld's Josh Norris believes McBride is the clear top receiver at the East-West Shrine.
Jan 12 - 3:20 PM

Tony Pauline passes along news that William & Mary WR Tre McBride has been labeled as "soft" by area scouts.

Rotoworld's Josh Norris believes McBride is the clear top receiver at the East West Shrine game and just behind John Brown in terms of Shrine receivers in the last tow years. He can create separation with routes and burst, but McBride also will win in contested situations.
Jan 12 - 9:33 AM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes William & Mary senior WR Tre McBride draws "comparisons to Pierre Garcon."

"The owner of numerous school receiving records, McBride has an athletic frame with fluidity and body strength to match up at every level of the field. He's not overly sudden, but displays good quickness in his breaks, drawing comparisons to Pierre Garcon," Brugler wrote. The William & Mary prospect has hauled in 64 receptions for 809 yards, with four touchdowns on the season. McBride had 63 receptions for 801 yards and five touchdowns last year. He also averaged 27.5 yards per kick return and has posted 15 TD receptions over the past two seasons.
Source: CBS Sports
Jan 8 - 3:06 PM

William & Mary senior WR Tre McBride accepted an invite to the East-West Shrine Game.

McBride has hauled in 64 receptions for 809 yards and four touchdowns this season. CBS Sports' Dane Brugler recently wrote that he "sees some Pierre Garcon" in McBride. "Athletic, detailed targets who attack with their hands, set up their routes well," Brugler tweeted. In addition to his receiving work, McBride is an outstanding return man. The 6-foot-1, 205-pound McBride has tormented small-school DBs over the past few years.
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