I thought he looked much improved over what I saw in the first preseason game. Another positive is that Carolina's offense is more explosive than the Bucs offense, so he faced a bigger test.
Joe Schad mentioned that McMillan was blocked out of McCaffrey's 71 yard run (I noticed that right off the bat) and that he was beat by Carolina's 3rd string TE. While he will get better, this was the knock on him when we drafted him as his weaknesses. He has good instincts and he's a tackling machine, but is he an MLB?
Joe Schad wrote:
Raekwon McMillan’s progress is worth monitoring. McMillan made an outstanding play in the second quarter, diagnosing a screen and firing through the backfield for a loss. McMillan looked explosive and he, with good reason, celebrated. But later in the quarter, McMillan seemed more than a step slow as Cam Netwon hit tight end Ian Thomas for a touchdown. It was unclear if McMillan was confused or just beaten by a quicker player. McMillan must play faster than, for example, Rey Maualuga did last season. And McMillan’s not only returning from a season-ending knee injury, but if he’s not clear on what he needs to do, he can’t play full-speed. McMillan also appeared blocked on a 71-yard touchdown by Christian McCaffrey on Carolina’s second play. Not that at least two other Dolphins weren’t also involved in the play.https://www.palmbeachpost.com/sports/fo ... 7DWmu5ePK/