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NFL Draft Profile: Roger McCreary, Cornerback, Auburn Tigers

NFL draft profile scouting report for Auburn Cornerback, Roger McCreary

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#23
Pos: CB
Ht: 6000
Wt: 190
DOB:
Eligibility: 2022
Mobile, AL
Williamson High School

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Roger McCreary Auburn
Tigers


One-Liner:

Fluid, confident, feisty press cover cornerback with good technique and below average size.

Pros:

A feisty man cover cornerback, McCreary is technically sound, patient and confident when mirroring receivers. He rarely makes false steps and is patient at the line of scrimmage to not shoot his hands too early. McCreary consistently forces receivers towards the sideline and re-establishes contact at the top of routes. He possesses quick feet with flexible ankles and good hip fluidity to transition smoothly. His speed is above average. At the catchpoint, McCreary is confident and consistently able to make an attempt at playing the football. He gains outside leverage in run support and is a capable tackler in space.

Cons:

Lacking ideal length and size at size position leads to mismatches and McCreary being beaten out at the catchpoint. He is often unable to make a play from behind or establish positioning when downfield. Possessing average twitch at the top of routes, he allows separation against sudden wideouts. McCreary has to adapt to NFL rules and get his hands off receivers as he can get grabby occasionally. In past years, he has had mental lapses in off coverage. His motor in run support runs hot and cold.

Summary:

Fluid press cover cornerback with below-average size. McCreary is a feisty defender who plays with good technique and confidence. His lack of length causes him to be beaten out at the catchpoint and being more fluid than sudden allows twitchy route runners to create separation. McCreary projects as a solid second starter in a man coverage heavy secondary. He has the versatility to play at nickel cornerback as well.

Background:

Roger McCreary is the son of Felicia James and has one sister, Tadaisha. His uncle Angelo James played for the Philadelphia Eagles and he is studying in the College of Liberal Arts. He is a versatile cornerback prospect with unlimited production. He has eight interceptions and more than 100 tackles as a senior for Coach Dedrick Sumpter at Williamson High and also had more than 2,100 offensive yards. He was first team Class 5A all-state and a Rivals, 247Sports three star. McCreary was also a basketball and track letterman in high school.


In 2018, McCreary was a true freshman cornerback and first game action was vs. Alabama State. In 2019, he was a reserve cornerback playing an increased role. He had 36 tackles, 11 PBU for the season. He had an interception, and career-best 10 tackles at LSU in his first career start. In 2020, McCreary was a veteran who earned a starting spot at cornerback and was on the all-SEC fourth team (Phil Steele). He had 86 career tackles, interception, and forced a fumble. He held Elijah Moore to 16 receiving yards. 


Grades:

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7.8/8.3

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#23
Pos: CB
Ht: 6000
Wt: 190
DOB:
Eligibility: 2022
Mobile, AL
Williamson High School

Roger McCreary Auburn
Tigers


One-Liner:

Fluid, confident, feisty press cover cornerback with good technique and below average size.

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