Scouting Report: Colt McCoy has been in incredibly productive quarterback at the University of Texas. How that will translate to the NFL remains to be seen. McCoy has great poise and leadership and is a very athletic football player. He makes decent reads, and and is typically a very accurate passer. He's got a quick release and good upper body mechanics. But all these strengths don't mask the shortcomings in his game. He plays in an offense that shows little resemblance to the NFL, and is very good at masking what you aren't good at. In terms of his game, I don't like that McCoy seems to float his passes and rarely throws a dart. That to me translates to late throws in the NFL and interceptions. He's more instinctive as an athlete than a quarterback, and I'm just not sure how well he can function in a conventional NFL offense.
Draft Status: Seems most pundits have McCoy pegged as a first round pick. I am not sure that it's warranted but nonetheless the hype machine is up and running and so he'll find his way into the 1st. I see him as more of a second round type player a lot like Pat White last year.
Final Analysis: McCoy has been a great quarterback for the Longhorns bringing them much fame and lots and lots of wins. But I think what has happened is, people are looking at that success, and the success of Vince Young and assuming these things will all translate to a great NFL career. But he's got some real shortcomings to his game that fans haven't seen the past 4 years at Texas. He's a leader and he's got great command of the game, and he appears to be coachable which means he has potential to get better. But at least going into the NFL, he is going to have to make a lot of changes to how he plays now.
Reminds me of: Alex Smith, QB San Fransisco 49ers-These guys are so much alike it's scary. Big hyped college quarterback, funky offense, questionable arm strength, more athlete than quarterback, and even similar in size.
Scouting Report written by Curt Popejoy