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Jeremiah: Scouting opinions vary on Alabama QB AJ McCarron


Just where Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron will go in the NFL draft next spring isn't just guesswork for fans.

It's apparently guesswork for NFL scouts, as well.

This from NFL Media draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah in his weekly "5 up, 5 down" feature:

"He doesn't have a huge arm, but he makes up for it with excellent timing, touch and decision-making. Scouts around the NFL are split on McCarron, but he has compiled a very impressive college résumé."

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McCarron chalked up his 34th win in 36 career starts at Alabama Saturday against rival LSU, tossing three touchdown passes while going 14 of 20 for 179 yards, without a turnover. That scouts are giving McCarron a high grade in the decision-making category is no surprise. He hasn't thrown an interception in 27 of 36 career starts, with seven one-interception games. He's never thrown three in a game in his entire career.

NFL Media draft analyst Bucky Brooks identified that very strength in McCarron in the latest edition of "Scout's Take". Brooks noted as well that McCarron threw all three of his touchdown passes against the blitz, completing 9 of 13 passes for the game in the face of five or more pass rushers.

Still, McCarron's arm strength may draw question marks as his college career turns to full-blown draft evaluation.

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