Colt McCoy called Monday night to say he has completely recovered from his shoulder injury and will be full-go at the University of Texas’ pro day on March 31. The quarterback couldn’t participate in throwing drills at the NFL Scouting Combine last week because of the ailment.
McCoy, who’s training in Mission Viejo, Calif., told me, “I really slung the ball around today.”
According to McCoy, he found a couple of guys on the street — he believes they play for the local high school — and asked them to practice with him. They obliged, and McCoy let it rip, throwing to moving targets for the first time since his injury.
McCoy said his arm strength is good and that he felt excellent while passing the ball. He’s scheduled to work out Tuesday with Southern California WR Damian Williams, another top prospect in the upcoming draft.
McCoy’s height, which caused some alarm when he was measured at 6-foot-1 at the combine, also isn’t a concern, according to the Texas standout. He said many teams applauded him for his high delivery and ability to avoid pass knockdowns at the line of scrimmage when he met with them in Indianapolis.
– Gil Brandt