Preseason Profile: Eddie McGee, WR

Eddie McGee #16

College: Illinois
Height: 6’3″
Weight: 207 lbs
Arm Length: N/A
Hand Size: N/A

 

40 Yard Dash: 4.50
3 Cone Drill: 6.68
20 Yard Shuttle: 4.51
Bench Press: 10 reps
Vertical Jump: 31″
Broad Jump: 115″

 

Eddie McGee is a guy who has been forgotten by many with all the new comers this season. The former quarterback from Illinois turned wide receiver got his chance during training camp last year. McGee showed his potential throughout camp, but fell short of a spot on the final 53 mainly because he was still very raw.

He was also slowed by an ankle injury towards the end of camp last year as well which pretty much sealed his fate. His work was not without reward though as the coaches saw enough potential in him to sign him to the practice squad and keep him around all last season.

McGee has added some muscle mass and is ready to get back at it again this year. Once last year ended McGee sought out Carson Palmer for help improving his game as a wide receiver. “I talked to Carson before the end of the season saying I would like to work out with him just because that’s a great quarterback. The more I can learn from him the better I can be so I hit him up, he told me he was gonna be in LA so I flew straight out there.”

McGee spent a month in LA during the off-season working on his game with Carson and other teammates including Denarius Moore, Darrius Heyward-Bey, and David Ausberry. While he has been sidelined so far to start mini camp and OTA’s with a minor hamstring strain he’s eager to get on the field and show the work he has put in since last season. After falling just short of the final 53 last year, he will be looking to make sure history does not repeat itself this time around.

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