I was talking to a friend of mine recently about Colt McCoy's draftability. He thought he was lock to get picked by some NFL team looking for a reliable passer out of the pocket, but I don't think so.
Over the years, there have been many, many, QBs whos talents in college just do not translate to the NFL game. A long string of Texas Tech quarterbacks comes to mind, but there are Heisman Trophy contenders in there too (Troy Smith, Ken Dorsey, Eric Crouch -- who went undrafted, and Charie Ward) whose professional careers either did not start or failed to take off.
It seems like the skilset necessary to succeed in college differs greatly from that necessary for professional success. Lets take Jay Cutler for example. In 2005 he had a good but not great senior season at Vanderbilt.
His statistics for his senior season:
273/462 for 59.1% and 3073yd , with 21 TD to 9 INT
106 rushes for 215 yds, 1 TD
McCoy is going to destroy these numbers against similar opposition, with a squad that's maybe more talented than Cutler's, but McCoy has better numbers to go with that. On top of which McCoy can run.
Here's my question -- given McCoy's emergence as an elite college quarterback, does he get drafted into the NFL? I distinctly remember talk as McCoy entered UT that he was not a pro-style (or pro-ready) quarterback, but I have no idea on what this is based or who decides this. Anything you have to add to the discussion would help.