Biography: Two-year starter awarded All-Conference honors as a senior after totaling 37/4/8. Junior totals included 29/2/8.
Positives: Smallish cornerback whose game is on the rise. Fluid flipping his hips transitioning off the line with opponents, displays top end speed, with the ability to stay downfield. Plays heads-up football. Has a nice move to the throw, excellent hands for the interception, and quickly comes up the field in run defense. Effectively reads receivers? eyes and gets his head back around to locate the pass in the air. Possesses a sense of timing and gets vertical to defend the throw. Shows good route recognition in zone.
Negatives: Lacks natural size and at times is overmatched. Not a strong tackler.
Analysis: McFadden is a prospect who's showed significant improvement the past two years and is a natural cornerback who lacks the size to be a starter at the next level. He possesses all the makings to be a productive nickel/dime back and enough skill to play in a variety of systems.
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