Rams work out Colt McCoy
By Reid Laymance
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
GM Billy Devaney just finished their private workout in Austin with Texas quarterback Colt McCoy.
Devaney told Post-Dispatch correspondent Austin Laymance that McCoy showed “all the stuff that you look for in a great quarterback.”
Devaney did not want to make any comparisons between McCoy and Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford, considered by most to be the No. 1 QB in the draft and the favorite for the Rams to use the No. 1 overall pick on in two weeks.
“He was extremely impressive,” Devaney said. “He made all the throws and his arm strength was good enough.”
The knock on McCoy in some scouting services has been his arm strength. McCoy also suffered a shoulder injury in the BCS title game and hadn’t thrown publicly until last week.
The Rams did not attend the Texas pro day last week when McCoy performed for representatives of 30 teams, including head coaches Pete Carroll of Seattle, Mike McCarthy of Green Bay and Eric Mangini of Cleveland.
The difference in today’s workout was the Rams gave McCoy plays and routes to run, rather than his doing his own routine.
The Rams contingent, including quarterback coach Dick Curl, also spent time talking with McCoy about audibles, making reads, moving players around and getting them in position. In some of the drills, one receiver would be “covered” and he would have to throw to a second.
McCoy is projected anywhere from a low first-round to second round choice. He had been seen as an option for the Rams if the team decided to go defense with its first pick (Nebraska’s Ndamukong Suh?) or trade down for more picks.
After the hour-long workout, the Rams left to fly to South Bend, Ind., where they will watch Notre Dame quarterback Jimmy Clausen’s pro day.