However, it was McCaffrey's 37.5-inch vertical leap and Madden 23 coins his legendary 6.57 seconds during the three-cone exercise that marked him out.
What McCaffrey does well is to locate gaps, place his feet into the ground and then accelerate through the gaps until daylight. His scores at the combine confirm that ability to change direction and speed, as does his impressive highlight reel from Stanford:
It's a talent set that is well-suited to any backfield but has also made him a useful weapon as a pass catcher or returner with the Cardinal. There have been numerous players who played multiple positions throughout their college careers before they were forced to conform to only one position within the Madden NFL 23.
Swiss Army knife DDIn 2013 Myles Jack won the Pac-12 Offensive Freshman The Year and Pac-12 Defensive Freshman Of The award. Prior to that, Eric Weddle did everything for Utah and even played 90 minutes in a game, where he scored the only two touchdowns. He was also the player who scored the game-winning field goal.
Christian McCaffrey Scouting Report
"Could we see the best variant of Ty Montgomery with a higher ceiling? The flexibility of a running back in between the tackles equipped with broad receiver speed, as well as route running ability is a big plus for any offense. The model established through LaDainian Tomlinson, and Jamaal Charles prior to that was developed by Bell which has given players like Dion Lewis and McCaffrey the straightforward path to success." -- Read More at Rule of Tree
In the event that both Jack and Weddle were relegated to single defensive positions in the cheap mut 23 coins McCaffrey's versatility could not be wasted.