Colt McCoy Scouting Report

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Colt McCoy Scouting Report

Position: QB
Conference: Big12
School: Texas Longhorns
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #12
Height & Weight: 6'3 - 210 lbs.
Drafted 3.21 in 2010 by CLE

2010 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash4.79
Broad jump9'06

2010 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Colt McCoy, QB, Texas

Colt McCoy's career in Austin, Texas has been an amazing one. Not only is it very impressive for a freshman quarterback to start at Texas, but McCoy threw for 29 touchdowns and just seven interceptions during his freshman campaign in 2006. He even completed over 68 percent of his passes. All of that success earned him a ton of accolades and it built the expectations really, really high. McCoy failed to live up to those expectations as a sophomore. Asked to throw more often, McCoy did garner 3,303 yards through the air, but he threw just 22 touchdowns and was intercepted 18 times. His completion percentage dropped to about 65 percent and he was even sacked 24 times, twice as much as he was the previous season. So nobody was quite sure which McCoy would be showing for the 2008 season. However, that question was answered very quickly and McCoy ended up throwing for 3,859 yards, 34 touchdowns and just eight interceptions. However, there is a reason why McCoy does not get much love from NFL draft pundits. At 6-3 and 210 pounds he is not as big as most NFL teams would like and he does not have a rifle arm. His arm is very accurate and McCoy knows how to win games, but that will not be enough to turn him into one of the top NFL prospects. He will not be a top prospect, but McCoy could still be a primetime selection (especially since he opted to return to school for his senior season). A team willing to take a chance on a player who can control the offense would likely take McCoy in the second or third round. 1/19 Update: McCoy's senior season success has some thinking that he could be a first round selection after all. He knows how to control an offense and his importance to Texas was obvious during the National Championship game when he left early with an injury and the Longhorns struggled offensively the rest of the game. However, the issues are still the same as they were earlier and it remains to be seen if an NFL team wants to invest first round money in McCoy. 4/7 Update: McCoy finally threw for NFL teams and proved that his injury suffered in the BCS National Championship game is in the past. By most accounts, McCoy did a great job with his footwork and accuracy and had as much arm strength as anybody expected. Even with an average pro day, McCoy would likely have gone in the second round just because he is the third or fourth best quarterback in this class, but this should easily put him in the second round and possibly very early in the second round.

Last Updated Apr-07-2010 by Joel Welser

20 Comments | Add Yours
Prediction: 1st Round

I think McCoy will be another elite QB picked up as a steal for some team because of the group think that says slightly bigger is always way better. If Colt had the exact same skill set but was 2" taller and 10lbs heavier he would be the consensus #1 pick. It was the same thinking that dropped Brady to the 6th round despite being one of the top QB coming out of college when he was drafted. McCoy may not go until round 3 because of the group think around him but as soon as he gets a chance in the NFL he'll light the league on fire. This is coming from a Sooner fan too.

Posted by:
akryan 02/15/10 07:32 AM
Prediction: 1st Round

Colt is a cracker jack box player . I think when you run as much as he did with Texas its hard to break old habits. I think he will amount to vince young.

Posted by:
galtline 02/20/10 01:11 PM
Prediction: 2nd Round

It wouldn't surprise me if the Rams grabbed him with the first pick in the second.

Posted by:
MikeLock 02/25/10 06:58 AM
Prediction: 1st Round

Is Drew Brees really 6'0? I don't think so!
I think Colt loves it when the media and everyone else talks the smack! This kid lives for the challenge just in case you have not noticed. Take his red shirt year when he told his coach that he wanted to lead Texas to a Championship title, his coach looked at this skinny little kid from Tuscola Tx population under 1000 and thought no way! How many times do you think he heard theres just no way you can do that Colt your one man.
Yeah one man that became the best leader Texas has seen in years if ever. This kid is a true athlete that can think on the run and do major damage to defences. Your crazy if you don't think he will some day be a big time player in the NFL! Let me tell you another thing this young man has class! I have personally met him and his family they are great people all of them are down to earth.
With that being said just sit back and watch his style of playing when he gets to the NFL. For you cowboy fans tell me he does not remind you of Roger Staubach of course he does.
Who ever picks him up to build there team around will be super bowl bound! Trust me I'm a doctor

Posted by:
jellis1 03/03/10 07:34 PM
Prediction: 4th Round

will generate lots of interest late, Definately not a first round talent

Posted by:
davidbuskirk 03/06/10 04:51 PM
Prediction: 2nd Round

early second if the rams take suh, mccoy will have the best career out of the top 5 projected quarterbacks, clausen reminds me too much of quinn, bradford will be injured his entire career (a la leinart) and tebow will never get a chance as a starter. lefevour might be his only competition, but to me hes just a poor mans tebow

Posted by:
dahma8920 03/06/10 10:44 PM
Prediction: 2nd Round

Like McCoy....but dont think he will go in 1st round. He will be a project that will pay dividends. Maybe 1 to 2 years away from being ready. Good project say in indy or seattle

Posted by:
Flyboy100 03/15/10 01:28 PM
Prediction: 1st Round

Wish him and Shipley to Texans.........

Posted by:
TexanLonghorn 04/05/10 08:03 PM
Prediction: 3rd Round

Could be a steal. if he has time to sit and learn a playbook, he could be good, but his average arm strength negates some of his leadership skills.

Posted by:
jnols 04/16/10 05:03 PM
Prediction: 2nd Round

Colt McCoy should have been drafted in the first round but they just overlooked a very good quarterback. He might have gotten hurt in the National Championship against Alabama but that doesn't anything. He wanted to play in that game but he also didn't want to hurt his chances in the NFL. I hope he goes to a team that needs him.

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terrellgc73 04/23/10 11:30 AM
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