All the reports out of Austin, Texas, suggest that Colt McCoy had a strong workout Wednesday, demonstrating that his right shoulder is healthy.
A popular line of thinking among analysts since last month’s NFL Scouting Combine is that McCoy would grade out as a second-round draft pick — an opinion that Mike Mayock shares after watching the QB throw. McCoy’s lack of height — he measured in at slightly over 6-foot-1 at the combine — raised concerns for some, but not all. Mayock told McCoy during an interview that, for him, it’s a non-issue.
As for McCoy, he said last month that teams hadn’t brought up the issue with him, and he was eager to prove that his other qualities more than make up for his height deficit.
McCoy did reveal that the Rams are one of six teams with which he’ll hold a private workout between now and the draft. At the combine, Rams general manager Billy Devaney noted to a group of reporters that the team had McCoy as its third-rated QB. While the Rams do their due diligence on McCoy, it’s worth mentioning that with the first pick of the second round (No. 33), he could represent a backup plan should the team decide to go with DTs Gerald McCoy or Ndamukong Suh, or even trade out of the top overall pick.
As is common, the Rams have started preliminary contract talks with the agents for McCoy, Suh, Sam Bradford and Jimmy Clausen, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. But in the event that St. Louis can’t reach terms with Bradford and/or decide to go in a different direction, the notion of McCoy in a Rams uniform all of a sudden doesn’t seem so unbelievable.
Maybe that scenario isn’t all that likely. But at the very least it’s a possibility that makes sense.