The East Carolina Pirates had a decent season, finishing 7-5 overall. Much of their talent is returning this season, so their list of NFL Draft-eligible prospects is very short. In fact, only Ja’Quan McMillian is likely to hear his name called late in the 2022 NFL Draft. Here is McMillian’s scouting report as East Carolina’s lone representative.
East Carolina 2022 NFL Draft Scouting Report | Ja’Quan McMillian, CB
Positives: Small, explosive corner with playmaking ability. Quick pedaling in reverse, smooth flipping his hips, and shows a closing burst. Agile, easily moves about the field, and fires to the ball out of his plant. Works well with cornerbacks, tracks the pass in the air, and consistently makes plays on the ball.
Negatives: Small and struggles in battles. Not a stout tackler and has scheme limitations.
Analysis: McMillian was a very productive cornerback for East Carolina who made an impact since his freshman season. He projects as a dime back on Sundays and comes with return potential.