The Miami Dolphins joined the Kansas City Chiefs as one of two NFL teams to hold private workouts with wide receiver Terrence McCrae at Ohio's Pro Day on Thursday.
McCrae's production was limited in the Bobcats' run-heavy offense. He ranked third on the team (behind Patriots' 2010 third-rounder Taylor Price) with 545 receiving yards in 2009, while leading the team in receiving with 505 yards as a senior in 2010 on his way to third-team All-MAC honors.
McCrae, who caught 18 touchdowns in each of his final two seasons (four more than Price in 2009), finished his collegiate career with 85 catches for 1,197 yards and 19 touchdowns. He leaves the school with the single-season and career records for receiving touchdowns.
A 6-foot-3, 198-pound receiver with potential 4.4 speed, McCrae is pretty far off the NFL Draft radar, ranked by ESPN as the 56th receiver and CBSSports.com as the 103rd receiver in this year's class. (For reference, 27 receivers were drafted in 2010; 34 in 2009; and so on.)
While the Dolphins are unlikely to draft McCrae and he would be a serious developmental project, he's certainly an intriguing prospect with a nice skill set that could interest the team following the draft in free agency.
With a nice blend of size, speed, and hands, McCrae could be a candidate to join the Dolphins as an undrafted free agent and attempt to earn a roster spot by making his mark on special teams, just as Marlon Moore and Roberto Wallace did in 2010.
Known prospects to have drawn pre-draft interest from Dolphins:
- OL Byron Bell, New Mexico (interest)
- WR Terrence McCrae, Ohio (private workout at Pro Day 3/10)
- QB Cam Newton, Auburn (private workout)
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Chris J. Nelson graduated with a degree in journalism from Georgia State University and currently works for Turner Sports in Atlanta. He operates his own Miami Dolphins website, The Miami Dolphins Spotlight, and he can be followed on Twitter here.