Colt McCoy Could Jump to the NFL

Just over a month ago, Longhorns quarterback Colt McCoy was enjoying an undefeated season and the idea of coming back to Texas for his senior season. McCoy even went as far as saying, "I'm going to play here for four years," when asked about his potential leap into the millions.

Now, the story is changing and McCoy is saying he will test the NFL waters after this season ends and if he gets picked up in the first or second round, may leave Austin sooner than expected.

McCoy, after the Longhorns finished off a 49-9 win against Texas A&M on Thursday, told reporters that he will file paperwork to receive feedback from an NFL advisory committee about his draft prospects. McCoy said he plans to return to Texas, but if he were rated a first- or second-round draft pick, he could change his mind. "I think it would be foolish not to look at it like that," McCoy said, according to the Dallas Morning News.

While it seems like a sudden change of heart, the underlying theme here is obvious for anyone that watches the NFL right now. The quarterbacking situation is pitiful and I'm sure if McCoy catches any Sunday action while icing that right arm he realizes that this is as good a year as any to jump to the NFL and possibly start right away with one of these struggling organizations.

Georgia's Matt Stafford and Texas Tech's Graham Harrell would most likely go ahead of McCoy but after that this list gets pretty slim. Tim Tebow? Rhett Bomar? The quarterback class isn't strong for 2009 and if McCoy could find himself in a decent situation, like with fellow Texan Adrian Peterson in Minnesota, Colt could make a huge impact instantaneously on the NFL level.

I'm sure he would just get better with Mack Brown for another season, but I'm sure general managers everywhere get a little tingle down their spine when they hear about a composed college quarterback that completes 77 percent of his passes.

Colt McCoy Could Jump to the NFL originally appeared on NCAA Football FanHouse on Fri, 28 Nov 2008 12:34:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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