McCauley was a reserve as a freshman, but moved into the starting lineup as a sophomore and hasnít slowed down since. As a sophomore, he picked off three passes to go with 31 tackles, three for loss, and a sack. As a junior, he had 45 tackles, two for loss, and an interception. McCauley finished his career with 55 tackles, three of them coming for loss this season.
There isnít much more you can ask for physically out of a corner. McCauley has it all. He has very good size, and matches up very well with bigger wideouts. His combination of height and jumping ability allow him to make plays on the ball with receivers a few inches taller. He doesnít give up anything to the smaller receivers either. McCauley has the speed to keep up with any receiver well down the field.. He has a chance to be an all around standout cornerback.
McCauley has all the physical gifts, he just needs to play up to them on a more consistent level. He relies on his talent too much, and is too aggressive trying to make the big play.
Marcus McCauley played with second rounder Richard Marshall as a junior, and he is more talented. He did not have the year expected of him, but his combination of talent will get him drafted very high.