Texas QB McCoy says his shoulder will be 100 percent and is ‘just about ready to go’


While Sam Bradford is being toasted as the top QB that will be taken in April’s NFL Draft, another QB that teams are taking a long look at is Texas QB Colt McCoy. The QB had a solid 2009 season, throwing for 3521 yards, 27 touchdowns and 12 picks. The end of his career at Texas though was filled with issues, as he had nerve damage in his throwing shoulder.

He hurt the shoulder in the BCS Title game, but says that the damage should not change what teams think about him when it comes to wanting to draft him in late April. He had an MRI on Friday, which showed no damage in the shoulder.

“Obviously, that was going to be a tough part of the weekend, because people are going to want to know how the shoulder is and how it’s healing up,” the University of Texas standout said. “The good thing is my shoulder is 100 percent fine. There’s nothing wrong with it. We found nothing wrong with it. It’s just a nerve injury, and it’s just about 100 percent. It’s just about ready to go.”

McCoy says he can’t tell the difference in his shoulder strength in the weight room and will throw fully at Texas’ Pro Day on March 30. McCoy is telling teams to look past the injury and the measurements. “I have a lot of intangibles you can’t measure.”

McCoy has been in rehabilitation and working with noted surgeon Dr. James Andrews of Birmingham, Ala., since the injury and is currently on what he calls a “strict” throwing schedule. “I can’t wait to get out there and show them my shoulder is OK, and I can make all the throws,” McCoy said.


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