The Buffalo Bills hosted AAF wide receiver Mekale McKay today for a visit and we’re taking a look at the former Cincinnati Bearcats wideout. McKay finished the AAF season in 8 games with 22 receptions for 375 yards and 4 touchdowns. According to our sources, he left without a deal.
McKay, a former high school hoops star who received interest from Louisville and Kentucky to play that sport, transferred from Arkansas after his freshman season to Cincinnati to be closer to an ailing grandmother. The NCAA allowed waived the transfer year in his case, so he was able to play immediately for the Bearcats. He made a solid contribution to the Razorbacks in his only season there, starting 10 times and catching 21 passes for 317 yards and two scores.
All McKay did in the wide-open UC offense was average over 30 yards a catch (16-485) with seven touchdowns in 2013. His junior (44-725, eight TD) and senior (27-507, two scores) seasons displayed the similar big-play ability to NFL scouts despite his playing for a team that spreads the ball around to six or seven receivers every game.
He is a big play producer, and now he is off to Cleveland per our sources. The former AAF wideout will visit with the Browns next. He is the best available player right now from the AAF. So this will be interesting to see if the Browns add him.