BIOGRAPHY: Three-year starter and previous All-Conference selection who posted 56 tackles and broke up seven passes last season. Junior totals were 45/1/7.
POSITIVES: Physically gifted cornerback who has previously shown the ability to shut down opponents. Fluid transitioning to run with receivers, diagnoses the action and has a quick break to the ball. Runs with opponents laterally or stays with them down the field.
NEGATIVES: Did not consistently play aggressive football as a senior. Bit on play action passes, pump fakes and showed minimal instincts last year. Slow getting his head back around then positioning himself against opponents to make a play on the ball.
ANALYSIS: After a terrible campaign in which McCauley did not meet the expectations of NFL scouts, he continued his poor play in the postseason. Offers the size, speed and abilities to start in the NFL, yet he must quickly rebound and get his act together.