The McCaffrey bloodlines run deep with athleticism. The father of Christian McCaffrey and Luke McCaffrey was a terrific wide receiver in the NFL and a three-time Super Bowl winner. He had three consecutive seasons of over 1,000 yards, including one season over 100 receptions, and caught 26 touchdowns over those three years.
Most NFL fans should know Christian McCaffrey, I mean, he's only the best running back in the NFL and all his talent will be on full display in a couple of weeks in the Super Bowl for the San Francisco 49ers. It doesn't stop there either, Christian and Luke's mom was a star athlete as was their grandfather. So to me, it only makes sense to take a shot on Luke, solely based on the genes that flow through this family.
Per NFLDraftBuzz.com, Luke McCaffrey is projected as a fifth-rounder but that could go up based on the pre-draft process and his performance. He stands at 6'1" and weighs 202 pounds. He likely put on a little more weight at the next level, but he also has a 40-yard time of 4.46. I'll be keeping my eyes on him throughout this process.
Luke has played in 33 games in college, totaling 1,517 snaps. He didn't play much the first three years (first two with the Nebraska Cornhuskers) and played mainly quarterback, until his fourth year, when he made the transition to full-time receiver. During his final two collegiates seasons, he tallied 129 receptions,1,715 receiving yards, and 19 touchdowns.
In addition to playing quarterback, he was also utilized as a running back, rushing 157 times, 927 yards, for a 5.9 yards per carry average during his college career. He also added seven rushing touchdowns. Luke McCaffrey is a player you home in on his receiving skills but also offers some versatility with a lot of "trick-play" potential.