Colt McCoy was measured at 6-foot-11/4. “I’d like to say I was 6-4,” McCoy said.
It could be worse. McCoy could be in the NFL Draft in a year in which the Super Bowl hadn’t just been won by a 6-foot quarterback.
Drew Brees — who didn’t play at Texas but grew up in Austin — has become the patron saint of short quarterbacks. McCoy, projected as a late first- or second-round pick, shrugs off his height.
“My height’s a knock, but that’s what God gave me,” McCoy said Saturday at the NFL Combine.
Comparisons with Brees are “great,” McCoy said. “Drew’s a tremendous quarterback. If my name’s mentioned in the same sentence, that’s great.”
McCoy won’t throw at the Combine, because of the nerve injury suffered in the national title game. “I’m bummed out,” McCoy said. “I would love to throw. I would love to get out there and compete.”
McCoy said his injury is healing up and he’s throwing every day. “I’ll be 100 percent in a couple of weeks,” he said.