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Colt McCoy (QB)
  • Height:
    6'1"
  • Weight:
    216 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    31 in.
  • Hand Size:
    9 3/8 in.
  • College:
    Texas
  • Conference:
    Big 12
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Selected by: Cleveland Browns
Round: 3
Pick (Overall): 21 (85)
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Pick Analysis: The Browns finally grab their quarterback of the future with the selection of Colt McCoy. Though most expected the team to grab him in the second round, the Browns successfully gambled that he would fall through the cracks and picked him up with the 85th pick. As an athletic thrower with good accuracy, McCoy is a good fit in the Browns' west-coast offense and could develop into a solid starter in time.

Overview

McCoy is a once in a lifetime college quarterback. He has done everything right while at Texas and has done a great job of representing the university on and off the field. Unfortunately his skills don’t translate to his being a lock to make it big at the next level. He has an adequate arm but can struggle when needing to throw a dart on the intermediate to deep outs and the ball will float on him at times when deep passes down the seam. He understands the game and does a good job of reading coverages and making good decisions before and after the snap. He is athletic and has done a wonderful job of hitting the weights to improve his physical stature.


Strengths

McCoy is a natural leader with high character. Played with a lot of intelligence in Texas’ system which he mastered. Was extremely productive. Possesses a quick release. Displays great accuracy in the short passing game and puts the ball in a position to set up his receivers for run after the catch. Has the foot-speed to avoid the rush and buy extra time.

Weaknesses

McCoy lacks a cannon for an arm. Can fit the ball into spots on intermediate routes at times but will struggle with the deep ball. Release point is a little low. Needs to improve his accuracy on long passes down the field and toward the sideline.

Grade

7.6

 

Video Playlist

  • Draft Journey: Hurry up and wait

    Published: April 28, 2010 at 09:33 p.m.

    Colt McCoy, Ndamukong Suh & Myron Rolle nervously await draft day.

  • McCoy interview

    Published: April 23, 2010 at 10:16 p.m.

    Colt McCoy talks with his former coach, Mack Brown, about his new opportunity in Cleveland.

  • Browns pick Colt McCoy

    Published: April 23, 2010 at 09:49 p.m.

    The Browns select Texas QB Colt McCoy with the 85th pick in the 2010 NFL Draft.

  • First Draft: Colt McCoy

    Published: April 14, 2010 at 08:54 p.m.

    After a successful college career, Colt McCoy is preparing to make his mark at the next level.

  • Draft Journey: What if...

    Published: April 13, 2010 at 07:52 p.m.

    Colt McCoy reflects on the injury that lead to a disappointing end to his college career.

  • 2010 Draft Vignettes - Colt McCoy, Texas

    Published: April 13, 2010 at 12:40 p.m.

    A look at NFL draft prospect Texas quarterback Colt McCoy.

  • Draft Journey: McCoy's big day

    Published: April 8, 2010 at 07:45 p.m.

    On his pro day, Colt McCoy looks to show off a healthy shoulder as well as a strong arm.

  • The real McCoy

    Published: March 31, 2010 at 07:19 p.m.

    With his injured shoulder fully healed, Colt McCoy impressed at his pro day in Austin, Texas.

  • D.C. mystery

    Published: April 1, 2010 at 08:45 p.m.

    Will the Redskins target a QB in the 2010 NFL Draft? Jason La Canfora has the latest.

  • Colt McCoy's draft stock

    Published: Feb. 28, 2010 at 07:57 p.m.

    NFL Total Access takes a look at Colt McCoy's strengths and weaknesses heading into the NFL draft.

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