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WOULD THE REAL McCOY STAND UP?

Let’s face it, I want Russell Okung, Oklahoma State, for the Skins but we all know that quarterbacks headline all the expert’s draft boards.  It will be interesting to see how these combines pan out for the top QB prospects, as these can make or break each player’s draft status.

Chris Mortenson reports on Colt McCoy:

University of Texas QB Colt McCoy, who suffered an injury to his throwing arm early in the BCS Championship Game against Alabama, will not throw during the NFL combine this week. McCoy was advised by Dr. James Andrews not to throw, sources told ESPN senior NFL analyst Chris Mortensen.

Redskins fans huddled together on fan forums and McCoy had been gaining popularity among those who think a quarterback should be selected. However,who could forget the painful injury he sustained while facing Alabama in the BCS Title game?  It was clear to me after that, he probably would not be the same player again.

What do you think McCoy’s chances are at the combine, since he is being advised not to throw?

If the Redskins pick a QB in the first round, who should it be?

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McCoy further adds:

“My arm feels really good. I’m able to do everything they ask me to do,” he said. “It’s really healing quickly.”

Will that be enough? My personal opinion is this guy falls out of the first round. We will not see enough from him to gauge whether he is worthy of a first round selection, let alone a top 4 pick.  If McCoy falls out of the first and is available for whatever reason, then I suppose this is a decent pick up.  Otherwise, no to McCoy in the first round.

SITTING OUT IS THE TREND

Its not due to injury and rehab but other notable are not going to be throwing at the Combine. NFL.com via Jason La Confora reports:

Already, Oklahoma’s Sam Bradford and Notre Dame’s Jimmy Clausen opted not to throw at the combine, instead waiting for their pro days. That is also the case for Florida star Tim Tebow — who is tweaking his throwing motion — and Central Michigan’s Dan LeFevour, which leaves Cincinnati’s Tony Pike as the only top QB prospect to throw at the combine.

This trend of quarterbacks not throwing at the Combine is not one that I find favorable if I was looking to select a quarterback in the first round.  I know that these future rookies will await the Pro-Days but still you want to see how these young men will compete and the Combine provides a level of competition.  What you look for from a first round quarterback is a winner, and by not showing you money making ability does not bode well for me.  This gives me more reasons to believe that the Skins will not pick up a QB in round one.

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