I got a chance to speak with Michigan TE Sean McKeon during the Senior Bowl media day, Tuesday, January 21st. The following is a transcript of our conversation.
Draft Rite (John Vogel): At Michigan, you played with Shea Patterson. You played in Jim Harbaugh’s scheme. How do you think that has prepared you for the NFL?
Sean McKeon: I think it’s helped a lot, you know, Coach Harbaugh coming from the Forty-Niners, bringing his offense and way of doing things from the NFL. Definitely, it has prepared me for what the NFL does.
Draft Rite: I gotcha. What do you think is your biggest strength that you are going to bring to an NFL team?
McKeon: Yeah, I think already kinda having that experience of kinda running an NFL scheme, in the run offense like that. Definitely, my toughness, and [that] hard-working ability has led me to where I am today.
Draft Rite: So what are you going to try and show this week in Mobile?
McKeon: I’m definitely trying to showcase my route-running, my pass-catching ability, one-on-one, seven-on-seven and stuff like that. Just to show that I’m a complete tight end.
Draft Rite: You’ve got some good linebackers that you’re going to be going up against too on this squad during the practices. So do you have any keys, kinda figured out already how you’re going to attack them?
McKeon: Yeah, you know, I’ve definitely been working on stuff during the offseason, you know? As far as releases go, you know, and top of the breaks while I’m running routes. So, just trying to execute those. Getting separation versus man coverage, catching the ball.
Draft Rite: So what’s the biggest thing you’ve been working on this offseason to improve and get ready for the draft?
McKeon: Yeah, really just like lateral quickness, going out of routes. Really just overall speed and trying to get faster.
Draft Rite: I gotcha. Appreciate the time, man. Good luck to you.
McKeon: Thank you.