Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey is two weeks removed from being selected in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft, but there isn’t a shortage of the McCaffrey name in college football.
McCaffrey, a standout player at Stanford whose name was consistently part of recent Heisman Trophy conversation, talked to Yahoo Sports’ Eric Edholm about his transition to the NFL.
McCaffrey was also asked about his brother, 4-star quarterback and Michigan signee Dylan McCaffrey.
Dylan, who signed a Letter of Intent on Feb. 1 to attend Michigan, verbally committed in February 2016. When asked about what kind of player Michigan was getting in Dylan, the his older brother gushed about the future Wolverines player.
“Oh man, Dylan is a heck of a player,” Christian told Edholm. “He’s got all the physical ability a quarterback needs. He’s 6-5, 200-plus [pounds]. He’s going to run real well, too. But I think the biggest thing for him is that he’s a great leader and a great kid. I am so proud of him, watching him grow — literally and metaphorically.”
According to 247Sports, Dylan McCaffrey is the fifth-best pro-style quarterback prospect in the nation, and joins a long line of McCaffrey family members to play football.
His father, Ed, was an NFL wide receiver who won three Super Bowls with two different teams. The McCaffrey kids are no different: Oldest brother Max is with the Green Bay Packers and Christian is now an NFL player. Dylan is about to begin his college career, and the youngest, Luke, is being recruited by Michigan.
Christian said he expects to have a lot of fun watching his brother in the college ranks.
“I can’t wait to see what he becomes,” Christian told Edholm. “I know Michigan is going to get a hard worker. They’re going to have a lot of success with Coach [Jim] Harbaugh, and [Dylan] is going to work his butt off for him.”