Biography: Four year starter who totaled 56.9%/3,246/19/14 as a senior after 58.6%/3,539/19/19 the prior season. Second team All Conference selection in 2001 after posting career numbers of 58%/3,665/29/17. Brother Josh McCown plays for the Arizona Cardinals.
Positives: Productive collegiate quarterback with the arm to play at the next level. Sets up with solid footwork, sells the ball fakes and patient in the pocket. Quickly releases the pass, zips the short throws and threads the needle. Improved his accuracy the past two seasons, does not take a bad sack and works to make positive plays. Loses nothing throwing on the run.
Negatives: Does not always find the safety and tosses the ball into coverage. Stares down primary targets and slow going to secondary receivers. Gets flustered under pressure. Occasionally winds up and throws with an elongated motion.
Analysis: Very similar to older brother Josh, the younger McCown has the skills and physical abilities to succeed at the next level. Benefited from playing in a pass happy offense at LTU and must become acquainted with a structured pro style passing game.