Colt McCoy Scouting Report
|Height & Weight:||6'3 - 210 lbs.|
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