Thursday, February 25, 2010
Will McCoy lose ground?
By Dan Graziano
INDIANAPOLIS -- Even teams that aren't in the market for a quarterback such as the Cowboys, Eagles and Giants are disappointed that Texas quarterback Colt McCoy won't be throwing at the combine. McCoy decided not to throw this week based on the opinion of surgeon to the stars, Dr. James Andrews, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen.
I thought McCoy had more to gain by throwing at the combine than he stood to lose. With Sam Bradford and Jimmy Clausen nursing their own injuries, it may have been a chance for McCoy to move up the draft boards. But if his arm is not recovered fully, there's no reason to take a chance. McCoy should be ready to go in time for Texas pro day on March 31.
Redskins coach Mike Shanahan and general manager Bruce Allen are scoping out all the quarterbacks in this draft. If they decide to take an offensive tackle with the No. 4 overall pick, then McCoy could come into play at some point. The knock on McCoy is that he doesn't have a big arm, but I still think his accuracy makes up for him not having a howitzer.
I could see McCoy being similar to Chad Pennington in that he's a superb leader who's able to make excellent decisions. Pennington's one of those quarterbacks who won't go away -- as evidenced by the Dolphins' improbable playoff run in 2008.
With McCoy's, Bradford's and Clausen's injuries, this will be an interesting combine for the team doctors. We'll keep you posted if there's any injury news.