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who is LJ McCray?

  • xcfan
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6' 210 lb
pro day: 4.46 41" vert 10-7 broad jump 6.9 3-cone

has anyone seen him playing safety at catawba? really curious about the player. he looks super athletic. has a good special teams kinda build. looks like mike vick in this high school tape:




he's a 49er, but also a mystery man.
someone out there give us the 411 on lj.
  • buck
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McCray had 78 kick returns for 2,194 yards and 3 scores in college.
That is an average of 28.13 yards per kick return.

He also had 17 passes defended in college---3 picks and 14 passes broken up.

So, he brings some return skills to special teams and some ball skills to the defense.

I am rooting for this UDFA.

Read more at http://www.49erswebzone.com/forum/niners/178750-special-teams-2014/page2/#wT0WCMS8AhKCY5wX.99
Cra Cra McDorbs.....
Originally posted by buck:
McCray had 78 kick returns for 2,194 yards and 3 scores in college.
That is an average of 28.13 yards per kick return.

He also had 17 passes defended in college---3 picks and 14 passes broken up.

So, he brings some return skills to special teams and some ball skills to the defense.

I am rooting for this UDFA.

Read more at http://www.49erswebzone.com/forum/niners/178750-special-teams-2014/page2/#wT0WCMS8AhKCY5wX.99

Me too. We have 4 S's right now in Reid, Bethea, (Ward - slot CB) and Ventrone and Spillman. Both Ventrone and Spillman are ST aces but only Spillman has potential at S (valuable backup). If McCray can show dynamic return abilities beating out the others, he may force himself onto this roster b/c of this plus he has actual potential as a real backup S (something Ventrone doesn't add).
Hmm looks like an interesting prospect. Ill keep my eye on him.
  • buck
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one note LJ McCray = James McCray


Undrafted rookie safety James McCray recorded the only interception of the day when a Colin Kaepernick pass deflected off the hands of his intended target, second-year tight end Vance McDonald, and into the arms of the young defensive back.


http://www.49ers.com/news/article-2/Five-Observations-from-49ers-OTA-Session/6762bd0b-76b6-405e-81b3-3cbc62cc1ea3
dont worry about it
Originally posted by buck:
one note LJ McCray = James McCray


Undrafted rookie safety James McCray recorded the only interception of the day when a Colin Kaepernick pass deflected off the hands of his intended target, second-year tight end Vance McDonald, and into the arms of the young defensive back.


http://www.49ers.com/news/article-2/Five-Observations-from-49ers-OTA-Session/6762bd0b-76b6-405e-81b3-3cbc62cc1ea3

Saw that...good news people, good news. FA's and rookies are making plays.
  • DeUh
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From Tuesday, Jun. 17, 2014 by Matt Barrows

" The defensive player of the day? It may have been undrafted safety James McCray from tiny Catawba College. McCray, a big-bodied safety at 210 pounds, broke up a couple of passes during red-zone drills, then nearly made a diving interception during 11-on-11 drills. He's certainly a longshot to make the squad, but he has some ability as a special teams coverage specialist as well. "

That s**t cray
Originally posted by CWin4949:
Cra Cra McDorbs.....

totes magotes
  • buck
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Safety James McCray, an undrafted rookie from Catawba, had a very good day with three passes defensed.

http://www.csnbayarea.com/49ers/minicamp-day-1-49ers-new-look-offense
Originally posted by NCommand:
Originally posted by buck:
one note LJ McCray = James McCray


Undrafted rookie safety James McCray recorded the only interception of the day when a Colin Kaepernick pass deflected off the hands of his intended target, second-year tight end Vance McDonald, and into the arms of the young defensive back.


http://www.49ers.com/news/article-2/Five-Observations-from-49ers-OTA-Session/6762bd0b-76b6-405e-81b3-3cbc62cc1ea3

Saw that...good news people, good news. FA's and rookies are making plays.

No bad news...

Kap threw a pick, which is troubling, and V-Mac had it bounce off his hands.. troubling.
Originally posted by JimHarbaugh:
Originally posted by NCommand:
Originally posted by buck:
one note LJ McCray = James McCray


Undrafted rookie safety James McCray recorded the only interception of the day when a Colin Kaepernick pass deflected off the hands of his intended target, second-year tight end Vance McDonald, and into the arms of the young defensive back.


http://www.49ers.com/news/article-2/Five-Observations-from-49ers-OTA-Session/6762bd0b-76b6-405e-81b3-3cbc62cc1ea3

Saw that...good news people, good news. FA's and rookies are making plays.

No bad news...

Kap threw a pick, which is troubling, and V-Mac had it bounce off his hands.. troubling.

Nah, happens every year. Just minicamp.
No worries.
  • buck
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Originally posted by JimHarbaugh:
No bad news...

Kap threw a pick, which is troubling, and V-Mac had it bounce off his hands.. troubling.

good news---bad news

Good, Kaepernick threw a pass that hit McDonald in the hands.

Bad, McDonald did not catch the ball

Good, McCray caught the ball.

All in all, not too bad.