INDIANAPOLIS — Typical NFL quarterbacks stand at least 6-foot-2, so when Texas’ Colt McCoy measured in at just 6-1 and 1/8 at the NFL Scouting Combine on Friday, it may have represented a red flag.
Don’t count McCoy, whose injured shoulder is healing, among those concerned about the height issue. He repeatedly addressed the topic Saturday during his refreshingly candid and entertaining news conference.
“I’d like to say I was 6-foot-4,” McCoy cracked to a chuckling audience. “But this is what God gave me … and I’m going to use it the best I can.”
McCoy also was asked twice about what he thinks of being likened to Super Bowl MVP Drew Brees, who’s just 6-foot. Unlike many players, who shy away from such characterizations, McCoy ran with the comparison.
“I hope you guys can see that (comparison) because I see it,” McCoy said. “Drew’s a tremendous football player. He’s worked his tail off to get to the point where he is. To play in the National Football League, you have to be pretty special, so I understand that.”
In addition to the work ethic and winning attitude that he brings to the table, McCoy even offered to help out the scouting department.
Asked to play the role Rams general manager Billy Devaney and say who he would pick No. 1, McCoy joked, “I’m scheduled to meet with him later today, so if he asks me, I’ll give him an answer.”
– Jason Feller