Cleveland Browns: 3 players to keep an eye on in the AAF
3. Mekale McKay, San Antonio Commanders
The first reception in the history of the AAF went to Mekale McKay, who is actually a player with some legitimate NFL talent. Originally a member of the Arkansas Razorbacks, McKay transferred to Cincinnati where he became a red zone threat for the Bearcats.
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McKay’s best season came in 2014 when he had 725 yards receiving and eight touchdowns. Overall, he finished with 1,717 yards and 17 touchdowns for Cincy, but it wasn’t enough to get himself drafted.
McKay did get a shot at the NFL though, as the Chicago Bears signed him as an undrafted free agent in 2016. McKay didn’t catch on there and then got a shot with the Dallas Cowboys, but again was unable to make it with them.
During his brief stint with Dallas McKay turned heads due to his size. Listed at 6-foot-4 and 207-pounds, McKay was the type of receiver that could win by going up for jump balls and winning the ‘rebound’ like an NBA player — which makes sense as he was a basketball star for his high school.
In his first game with San Antonio, McKay was turning heads. He was making clean catches and running routes like a pro. He brought energy to the field and is sure to garner some interest from NFL teams. In need of an outside receiver with size, the Browns should keep watching McKay and see what he does going forward.