USC’s T.J. McDonald has strong Pro Day Dan Leberfeld

USC safety T.J. McDonald, the son of Jets secondary coach Tim McDonald, shined at his school’s pro day.

“While the hype centered around the “skill position” players Wednesday, the big winner may have been safety, T.J. McDonald, who drew praise from Kansas City Chiefs’ scout and defensive backs’ coach Drae Harris, who, along with Pittsburgh Steelers’ defensive backs coach Carnell Lake put USC’s cornerbacks and safety through extended drills,” wrote Rob Rang of “McDonald, who measured in at 6-3, 213 pounds, led each of the defensive back drills. He caught every pass thrown to him, consistently using his height to his advantage by extending far outside of his frame to secure the ball.”