Stephen McGee, QB, Texas A&M

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Stephen McGee, QB, Texas A&M

Postby Pudge » Wed Sep 22, 2010 9:49 pm

Stephen McGee
6-3/222 Texas A&M
4.66 Senior

Pros: Has a good arm and does a nice job on the short throws. Is a passionate player with toughness and good intangibles. Stands tough in the pocket and not afraid to take the hit in order to complete the pass. Is a willing blocker downfield and doesn't back down from a challenge. Shows good footwork in the pocket, and knows how to slide to avoid pressure. Does a nice job keeping his eyes downfield as he moves around with nice mobility. Makes good decisions with the ball.

Cons: Doesn't always have great zip on his throws which likely stems from inconsistent mechanics. Needs to be more diligent about setting his feet. Not really a threat to make plays with his legs.

Overview: McGee is a solid player that was limited by injury this past year. He's got starter's upside and one of the few seniors that do.

NFL Forecast: At the very least, I'm confident he's going to be a capable No. 2 at the next level. But give him a couple of years in a system and I think he'll be a solid if not good starter. He's a developmental player, but possesses all the basic tools you're looking for in a starting quarterback. He just doesn't have things in spades that make him a strong franchise quarterback choice. But within two or three years, I think he could be challenging for a starting job. He's a player that is like Matt Schaub and I think could undergo similar development. He's not going to be an elite quarterback, but possesses enough tools that with good talent around him, he can lead a team pretty far.

ATL Forecast: McGee would be a nice option for the Falcons if they were looking to develop a capable long-term backup to Ryan. But with McGee there is actually potential that down the road you could flip him for draft picks via a trade, much like the Falcons did with Schaub. He'd likely win the No. 3 job right away, and be potentially ready to fill in as the No. 2 guy by 2011. He's a good player to have behind Ryan, because he'll push him. He's not as good as Ryan and unlikely to ever surpass him, but the pair of them would push each other and make each other better because both are competitors.

Value: McGee is not good enough to merit a first day pick but a team looking for a guy that can potentially start three years down the line should think about him in the third round.

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