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Stephen McGee (QB)
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 225
College: Texas A&M
Conference: SEC
Hometown: Burnet, TX
High School: Burnet
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Selected by: Dallas Cowboys
Round: 4
Pick (Overall): 1 (101)
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Pick Analysis: He had a great workout at his pro day. He's more of a developmental project, but he has all of the physical tools. Texas A&M coach Mike Sherman said McGee has pro potential, and Sherman should know -- he was Brett Favre's coach for several years in Green Bay.
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Overview

Few quarterbacks will ever be drafted after starting only three games their senior year, but McGee has the tools worthy of consideration. A fine Texas high school quarterback recruited by several top programs, McGee went to Texas A&M to make his own name. While his statistics under former head coach Dennis Franchione were solid enough to earn NFL attention (60 percent completion rate for 4,606 yards and a 24-10 touchdown-to-interception ratio), McGee was hardly developing into a pro-ready quarterback through Franchione's read-option offense.


With former Green Bay head coach Mike Sherman taking over the helm in 2008, optimism was high that McGee would enjoy a big senior campaign. Then he suffered a torn labrum in his throwing shoulder early in the season, limiting him to only the three starts. A solid week of practice at the East-West Shrine Game - and this year's weak senior class of quarterbacks - could result in McGee earning a surprisingly high grade from some teams who are willing to look past his stunted development and focus on his undeniable tools. Had an arm span of 32 inches and a hand span of 9 inches at the combine.


High School

Three-year starter at quarterback for Class 3A Burnet High School, leading his team to a combined record of 36-5 (including a 28-2 mark as a junior and senior). ... Burnet appeared in the 3A state finals in 2002 and 2003. ... did not throw a single interception in the 2003 regular season. ... finished his career with 8,256 passing yards and a 3A state-record 101 passing touchdowns. ... as a senior, McGee completed 196 of 313 passes for 3,579 yards with 47 touchdowns and three interceptions. ... as a junior, he completed 155 of 276 passes for 2,841 yards and 34 touchdowns and five interceptions. ... as a sophomore, he connected on 93 of 176 attempts for 1,829 yards, 20 touchdowns and eight interceptions. ... two-time all-state selection and three-time all-district pick. ... named the 3A Offensive Most Valuable Player after his senior year. ... also earned Dave Campbell's Texas Football Magazine Super Team second-team and Austin American-Statesman All-Centex Co-Player of the Year honors. ... coached by Bob Shipley. ... also played basketball and track and field. ... all-district on the hardwood as a sophomore, but was injured as a junior. ... advanced to the regional meet in track with the 400- and 1,600-meter relays. ... an excellent student, McGee was Burnet's No. 1-ranked student-athlete and ranked No. 9 overall in his senior class of over 250.


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Analysis

Positives: Legitimate NFL frame. Good toughness. Has absorbed a lot of hits throughout his career and is willing to play through pain. Legitimate arm strength. Good zip on his passes, especially on short and intermediate routes. Flashes the arm strength and trajectory for deep passes with touch over the top. Good athlete who can buy time in the pocket and also make plays as a runner in the open field. Good agility and strength for the position as a runner. Solid week of practice at the East-West Shrine Game offers hope that he can develop with time in a pro-style offense. Excellent intangibles. Natural leader who was voted permanent team captain in 2006. Twice led the Aggies to upset victories over rival Texas.


Negatives: Raw as they come. More of a thrower than a passer at this point. Inconsistent footwork and delivery. Inconsistent accuracy, mostly due to flawed technique. Still acclimating to reading a defense from a passer standpoint. Lacks patience in the pocket and will either run or force passes too often, rather than check down. Needs to be cleared medically due to the torn labrum suffered during his senior year.


Injury Report

2008: Limited to three starts due to a torn labrum in his throwing shoulder.


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