First off, let me start by saying I hate nepotism. I don’t care who your brother, or mommy and daddy are, I only care about merit and what an individual brings to the table. That being said, I think that Luke McCaffery could be a very, very, special and unique weapon for the Detroit Lions in Ben Johnson’s offense, one who could wreak mind-blowing havoc with this team.
McCaffery spent the first three years at Nebraska as a QB. In his own words, it never really clicked for him, which is a shame, because let me tell you, he has a plus arm and can really put some zip into it, really. His arm and running chops are no joke.
I would feel completely comfortable with having McCaffery on the roster as a 3rd string emergency QB option and not have to waste a roster spot. Added value that is unique, and seriously, can you contemplate the kind of plays that Ben could draw up to take advantage of those skills?
After transferring to Rice, McCaffery transitioned to Wide Receiver, and he really is a good package just in that role alone. Here’s what one person had to say. His Father’s Son: Luke McCaffrey, WR, Rice
I don’t really care for how the author leans into the familial angle, but I do agree with the nuts and bolts of the actual analysis. I LOVE this kids hands! Check them for stick-um! His ability to make clean catches away from his body and ball tracking skills are really top notch, which is important, because he doesn’t always get separation you would like to see at this level of competition that I look for when contemplating how a receiver would fit with Goff. However, I can see it working in this particular case with the way he uses his extended arms to create their own separation from the coverage.
Check out the best of his senior year at Rice.
As a 3rd-5th option on the Lions stacked offense, McCaffery’s unique skillset holds the opportunity to truly blow the top off with multi dimensional versatility. Picture a reverse that turns into a bomb to Jamo, a flea flicker, an empty set backfield where he comes in motion and sets up at RB. Your imagination is the only limitation with a weapon like McCaffery.