BIO: Four-year starter and All-Conference selection who led the team in receiving as a senior posting 57/862/7. Junior totals included career numbers of 85/1,504/10. Broke a fibula during the final game of the regular season last year. Also fractured his right tibula the prior season preparing for the team's bowl game.
POSITIVES: Productive and reliable pass catcher with natural hands. Quick releasing off the line, sells routes and gets separation. Stays low exiting breaks, comes back to the ball and looks the pass in. Quick transitioning from making the reception to running after the catch. Extends to pluck the ball out of the air and at the same time a solid body catcher when necessary. Gets vertical to grab the high throw, adjusts to the errant pass and remains focused throughout the action. Uses the sidelines well and a tough receiver who goes up in a crowd to make the difficult catch. Possesses soft hands.
NEGATIVES: Gathers himself into breaks and shows choppy footwork running routes. Lacks the speed to get deep separation and not large enough to qualify as a possession receiver.
ANALYSIS: A reliable pass-catching force throughout his college career, McArthur consistently comes away with the reception. Lacks top upside for the next level but a natural football player who can effectively fill the role as a productive fourth receiver.