QB to visit Raiders

A source told Scout.com that Texas A&M QB Stephen McGee, who's rapidly ascending up draft boards after a strong offseason, will visit the Oakland Raiders on April 11th.

McGee will also be visiting the Dallas Cowboys.

The 6-foot-3, 225-pound McGee was troubled by a torn labrum in his throwing shoulder this past season and only started three games for the Aggies. In limited action, the usually elusive McGee carried the ball only 17 times for a disappointing -50 yards and threw just 85 passes, completing 56 of them (65.9-percent) for 586 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions.

When the season ended, McGee received an award - not for his performance on the field - but for his conduct off the field. McGee was presented with the 2008 National Bobby Bowden Award, which recognizes the "student athlete who conducts himself as a faith model in the community, in the classroom and on the field".

McGee's ascension started at the East-West Shrine Game where he had a standout week of practice and an impressive performance on game day; he completed 9-of-14 passes for 128 yards and a touchdown. At the Scouting Combine, the intrigue over McGee blossomed, as he ran a 4.61 in the 40-yard dash and threw well during positional drills.

McGee's ability to move outside of the pocket and make plays on the run is what makes him unique. But his slowly improving mechanics and footwork as a passer make him a project.

McGee is currently the 5th rated quarterback (59th overall) in the Scout.com Draft Rankings.


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