INDIANAPOLIS — Jake McGee transferred to Florida for his final season of college football, but his year was over in less than one half. McGee broke his tibia and fibula against Eastern Michigan in the second game of the 2014 season.
McGee was granted a sixth year by the NCAA after his injury, and looking back on it, he actually thinks breaking his leg was a positive.
“In the long run, I think it’ll be one of the better things that has happened to me,” McGee told a group of reporters at the NFL combine. “I really matured as a person and saw a lot of things that I probably wouldn’t have seen without my eyes sort of opened up to without something like that. While it was a struggle at first and not something you want to go through, it was a good experience for me.”
McGee had 381 receiving yards and four touchdowns last season. He is rated as the draft’s fourth-best tight end, according to Walter Football’s rankings.