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Mock Draft Profile: RB Christian McCaffrey

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*Giants.com breaks down the predictions in the latest Mock Drafts:

Giants.com is in Indianapolis for the annual NFL Scouting Combine, a week-long job interview leading up to the 2017 NFL Draft for college football's best players. We've gathered all the mock drafts to date and looked at the players who have been projected to the Giants with the No. 23 pick.


NEWS
> [Experts discuss LB, TE prospects](http://www.giants.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/Draft-experts-discuss-linebacker-and-tight-end-options/aeb50c8a-990b-45f0-83c7-8142ae6c3242)
> [Takeaways from Combine pressers](http://www.giants.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/5-things-we-learned-at-the-Combine-32/a52fc2fe-a647-4b78-ac0b-9d998c77b807)
> [UCLA connection for Perkins, McDermott](http://www.giants.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/UCLA-prospect-shares-bond-with-Paul-Perkins/ecbb2767-0b28-4e04-818f-f77f87bd190b)
PHOTOS
> [Top 101 Free Agents](http://www.giants.com/photos/photos/Photos-NFLcoms-Top-101-Free-Agents/e3650c0e-adbe-4beb-acf7-e3182cad57d5)
VIDEOS
> [Full video coverage from the Combine](http://www.giants.com/combine-videos.html)


Based off these draft experts, this profile is on Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey, who was included in Rob Rang's mock draft on CBSSports.com.

COMBINE MEASUREMENTS & RESULTS

Height: 5-11
Weight: 202 lbs.
Arm length: 30"
Hands: 9"
40-yard dash: 4.48 sec.
Bench press: 10 reps
Vertical jump: 37.5"
Broad jump: 121.0"

WHAT HE BRINGS TO THE TABLE

McCaffrey, the son of Ed McCaffrey, who was drafted by the Giants in 1991 before going on to a long career in Denver, broke onto the scene as a sophomore in 2015 with one of the best seasons in college football history. That year, he set the NCAA single-season record for all-purpose yards (3,864) and was the only FBS player to lead his team in rushing and receiving yardage. In 2016, he ranked first nationally with 211.6 all-purpose yards per game.

ACCOLADES

  • 2015 Associated Press Player of the Year (first winner in Stanford history)
  • 2015 Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year
  • 2015 Pac-12 Championship Game MVP
  • 2015 Rose Bowl Offensive Player of the Game
  • 2015 Sports Illustrated College Football Player of the Year
  • 2015 Hornung Award
  • 2015 Heisman Trophy finalist
  • 2016 CoSIDA Academic All-American of the Year
  • 2016 AP All-America second team
  • 2016 All-Pac-12 first team

WHAT THEY'RE SAYING AT THE COMBINE

"I've been going with Christian McCaffrey [for the Giants], and I know that's a pick that's going to surprise some people and maybe they're not going to like it – maybe they will like it. I like it because if you give Eli Manning another dynamic receiver – and that's the thing about Christian McCaffrey, people ask all the time, 'Can he be a three-down back?' I think he's a four-down back. I think he is one of the few players that has the ability to not only impact the game as a runner, as a receiver, as a return man – I've been comparing him to Reggie Bush throughout his career. He is that type of a difference maker." -- Rang

WHAT CHRISTIAN IS SAYING AT THE COMBINE

"I play with a chip on my shoulder always. I feel like a lot of people don't give me credit for my skills and talents. That's just the way it is. But I also don't really care too much. I don't feel like I'm crazy disrespected. I have a chip on my shoulder at all times. That's been my whole life."

FUN FACT

He taught himself how to play the harmonica during training camp as a sophomore. "Camp is -- it's not rough, but you get a little bit lonely, so I ordered a harmonica on Amazon about $15, and I just started messing around with it." He also plays the piano. "I'm average," he said. "I'm not elite, but I like to play."

NFL.com names the top 50 prospects in the 2017 NFL Draft.

NFL COMPARISONS

Tiki Barber, Reggie Bush

MIKE MAYOCK'S TOP 5 RB

  1. Dalvin Cook, Florida State
  2. Leonard Fournette, LSU
    3. Christian McCaffrey, Stanford
  3. Alvin Kamara, Tennessee
  4. Joe Mixon, Oklahoma

NFL.COM SCOUTING REPORT

Multidimensional runner with flex appeal for teams looking for a player who can carry the ball 20 times or catch it 10 depending on the game plan. McCaffrey's size, power and speed are just average, but he is able to create yardage for himself with his vision and elusiveness. McCaffrey's ability to return punts and kicks could be the value sweetener that pushes his name into the first round.

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