Most people don't know that "Colt" McCoy's real name is Daniel. McCoy has sparked alot of debate as to whether or not he will amount to anything in the Pro's. I believe that he will be a back up before he gets the chance to start at the NFL level. Colt McCoy had an excellent collegiate career give or take a few not so great games (i.e. The 2009 Big 12 Championship Game). Although it wasn't completely McCoy's fault that Ndamukong Suh destroyed his offensive line and flung him around like a rag doll, the Senior Quarterback still struggled throughout that game. Even though McCoy had a few "off" games, he did show flashes of talent at times. He has the tools and what it would take to be good someday in the NFL but at this time it is only potential. Potential doesn't mean much unless you live up to it though. McCoy will have his work cut out at the next level.
The 6'3" 210 LB Texas Quarterback managed to start as a Freshman and that was the case all the way through his Senior year at Texas. He has always maintained a high completion rate throughout the course of his collegiate career. His Junior passer completion rate was off the charts at an astounding 76.1%. On more than a few occasions this year, McCoy managed to have above an 80% completion rate as well. In 2008, against the Missouri Tigers, McCoy completed 91% of his passes (the best of his career). Accuracy is one of McCoy's best assets which is what leads me to believe that he does have that potential. He comes from a spread heavy offense and will need to learn to transition from taking more snaps under center as most "spread" Quarterbacks do.
McCoy was among the Heisman Finalists this year along with Tim Tebow, Toby Gerhart, and Ndamukong Suh. The 23 year old has finished with several awards and honors and worked very hard to obtain them all. Colt has had one of the best college careers that a guy could ever want. I can imagine that he will work just as diligently as he did at the next level. He has that drive and work ethic in what it takes to be good.
Below, I want to highlight some of McCoy's college accomplishments... Let's take a look...
This video of Colt McCoy illustrates his accuracy as well as his ability to get out and scramble when pressured. He is a natural born leader and just a well-rounded individual. The kind of guy that one would want on their team.
AWARDS AND HONORS:
- 2006 All Freshman Team
- 2006 National Freshman of the Year
- 2006 Valero Alamo Bowl MVP
- 2007 Pacific Life Holiday Bowl MVP
- 2008 Offensive Player of the Year
- 2008 Second Team All-Big 12
- 2008 Walter Camp Award
- 2008 Archie Griffin Award
- 2008 Heisman Memorial Trophy (Runner-up)
- 2008 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl MVP
- 2009 First Team All-American
- 2009 First Team All-Big 12
- 2009 Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year
- 2009 NCAA Quarterback of the Year
- 2009 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award
- 2009 Davey O'Brien Award
- 2009 Chic Harley Award
- 2009 Maxwell Award
- 2009 Walter Camp Award
- 2009 AT&T and ESPN All-America Player of the Year
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SCHOOL RECORDS:
- Most Total Passing TD's (112)
- Most TD's Thrown in a Season (34)
- Most TD Passes Thrown in a single Game (6)
- Most Passing Completions in a single Game (41)
- Most Consecutive Completions in a single Game (18)
- Most Career Wins (58)
- Most Passing Yards in a Single Season (3,859)
- NCAA Record- Highest Completion Percentage in a Season (76.7%)
- NCAA Record- Most Wins by a College Quarterback (58)
|2009 Regular Season Game Log||Passing||Rushing|
|9/19||Texas Tech||W 34-24||24||34||205||70.6||25||1||2||119.17||8||5||0.6||6||0|
|10/31||@Oklahoma State||W 41-14||16||21||171||76.2||44||1||0||160.31||11||34||3.1||19||0|
|11/26||@Texas A&M||W 49-39||24||40||304||60.0||47||4||0||156.84||18||175||9.7||65||1|
|2009 Postseason Game Log||Passing||Rushing|
|CITI BCS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME||@Alabama||L 37-21||2||2||9||100.0||5||0||0||137.80||1||0||0.0||0||0|
SUMMARY AND PROJECTIONS:
Colt McCoy suffered an injury early on in the National Championship Game this year which will have little to no impact on where he will be selected in this years draft. It was unfortunate that the Country did not get to have a better look at the Texas Quarterback. I believe that McCoy will be a very high 2nd Round pick and he could very well go to the Rams if they don't acquire a Quarterback through free agency. I am not sure why, and it could just be me, but alot of how McCoy plays the game reminds me of Eli Manning.
Possibilities -- 2nd Round: Rams, Redskins, Seahawks, Browns, Raiders, Bills, Broncos