Connecticut cornerback Robert McClain had a strong showing today at his pro day, turning in a 40-yard dash time of 4.42 seconds and turning heads with a 38-inch vertical jump and 23 reps on the bench press at 225 pounds.
A second team All-Big East selection this past season after tying for second in the league for interceptions with four, McClain is a little on the small side at 5-9, 194 pounds, but he’s got some versatility that NFL teams like. He was third on the Huskies in tackles last season and has played nickel back in the past.
His real value could come on special teams, particularly as a punt returner. He was sixth in the nation among seniors with an average of 12.6 yards per return, including an 87-yard touchdown vs. Cincinnati.
McClain has already had a visit with the New England Patriots, according to a league source. He has a visit scheduled with the Jacksonville Jaguars and will conduct a private workout for the San Francisco 49ers.
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