Mekale McKay, San Antonio Commanders
2019 stats: 22 receptions, 375, 4 touchdowns
Mekale McKay has made a name for himself in the AAF as their own Randy Moss — a guy that can go up and get it or simply burn a man with long-strides and speed.
Despite running an average 4.55 second 40-yard-dash at the 2016 combine, McKay has been a speedy deep-threat for the Commanders. More importantly, he’s also been their go-to red-zone option as he possesses a broad catch-radius, a 35-inch vertical, and measures in at a hardy 6-4, 207-pounds.
In the AAF, McKay has seen success not just due to his athleticism and large catch radius, but also because of his seperation creating abilities. While he’s not the quickest guy on the gridiron, he is often beating pressing corners with a physical play-style and a knowledge of how to beat defenders through gaining proper leverage.
Mekale McKay has earned the nickname ‘Big-play McKay’ due to his ability to do make something out of nothing and skill of finding himself on highlights reels. However, if the Cardinals were to take a look at him, they might want to develop his route tree and should shy away from using him on screens as he doesn’t have the acceleration or short-area quickness to be a ‘YAC monster’ in the NFL.