Developmental QB for Jags in the Draft

The Jaguars desperately need to get younger at the quarterback position, and it is not very likely that Mark Sanchez or Matt Stafford will be available when the team selects at pick #8. Find out about a second day prospect that the team has shown interest in.

Texas A&M quarterback Stephen McGee seemed to get caught in the wrong system in college, and is trying to become a successful passer in the NFL. The 6'3", 235 lb. signal caller turned heads at the NFL Combine, as his 4.66 40-yard dash time was second only to Pat White amongst quarterbacks.

McGee is obviously mobile, as he played at A&M, but he can also throw the football and is a very smart player who can learn any system. McGee has flown under the radar, mainly due to the offense he directed while in college.

"I know what I can do and what I've done," said McGee, who didn't exactly plan on running the option coming out of high school. "I always wanted to do whatever Coach (Dennis Franchione) asked me to do. It's not about me. If I have to run the ball, if I've got to hand the ball off or throw it every down, whatever it takes to be successful. I just want to go out there and do that. You're not always in a perfect situation for me or whatever, I understand that, but my focus is always what can the team use from me."

McGee seems to have the right attitude, and he's not going to let his "label" as an option quarterback deter him from reaching his goal and playing at the next level.

"Everyone has to earn their position and I think you want that as a player," McGee said after the Combine. "You want to be pushed to be the best player you can possibly be."

The Jaguars believe that he could be a solid understudy, as they held a private workout with McGee, but he will likely need some time to develop into a player who can be effective at the next level.

"I think he can play in the NFL," Texas A&M quarterbacks coach Tom Rossley said. "The best game he played last year was the Texas game and it was the game they used him more as a passer. He's accurate, he's got a great arm, he's got quick feet and he's really smart."

Don't be surprised if you hear McGee's name called by the Jaguars on the second day of the draft.


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