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    Hmm...so the Pats are heavily scouting day-2 QBs, and haven't signed any vets to compete for the back-up spot. To me, that looks like the tea leaves are swirling in a positive way regarding Mr. O'Connell's progress. Am I wrong?
     
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    McGee, he was my late round pick a while ago :)

    It's totally clear - O'Connell is going to Denver to replace Cutler and we'll go with Brady, veteran and draft pick :D
     
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    Per Scout:
    I was interested in him after seeing his combine numbers, seems like hes got a lot of raw talent possibly a late round prospect with a lot of upside.
     
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    Considering the success the Pats have had w 6th and 7th round QB picks this decade, I'd say it can't hurt to draft another QB. My only thing is that the roster is tight enough as it is. Ideally I'd carry just Brady, O'C and have a shadow roster vet on standby, or someone on the practice squad. Or draft a "slash" type QB who can fill other spots on the roster.

    Basically I'm saying allocating 3 spots of the 53 man roster to 3 QBs seems like a luxury this stacked roster might not be able to afford. But, I've had them drafting a late QB in my mocks anyway.
     
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    Wait a second...a big, strong-armed, athletic kid who runs a 4.61 and has great leadership skills but is extremely raw and needs a complete overhaul of his mechanics? He IS Kevin O'Connell! :eek:
     
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    I was thinking the same thing - sound like an O'Connell clone.
     
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    My Aggie buddy here at work keeps telling me that McGee was ranked close to, if not above (depending on the person), Colt McCoy coming out of high school but that the Aggies offense messed him but by being far different than a pro style offense. Not being an avid college football fan that attracted my attention and McGee was quite impressive at the combine.
     
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    Coincidentally, NFLdraftcountdown has a profile on McGee headlining their site today, with the subtitle "The #4 QB?" under it:

    Stephen McGee | Texas A&M Scouting Report - 2009 NFL Draft Prospect

    Stephen McGee
    Quarterback
    Senior
    Texas A&M
    Height: 6-27/8
    Weight: 225
    40-Time: 4.66

    Official Bio

    Strengths:
    Good size and bulk...Great athlete...Arm strength is adequate...Above average accuracy...Can buy time in the pocket...Real mobile and is a threat to make plays with his feet...Can throw on the run...A first-rate competitor..Tough...Team leader...Great work ethic...Loves the game.

    Weaknesses:
    Poor mechanics and technique...Raw footwork...Isn't comfortable in the pocket...Impatient...Gets happy feet...Small hands...Didn't play in a pro style offense and will face a big adjustment...Health / Durability?

    Notes:
    Was one of the Top 50 recruits in the entire country coming out of high school according to Rivals...Father, Rodney, played quarterback at Blinn Junior College...Redshirted in 2004...Backed up future pro Reggie McNeal in 2005...Took over the starting job in 2006 and led the nation in interception percentage (2 in 313 attempts)...Led the Aggies in both passing and rushing in 2007...Named Honorable Mention All-Big 12 as a sophomore and junior...Underwent surgery on his left shoulder prior to the 2008 season...Hurt his right shoulder early in the 2008 season and only wound up starting three games as a senior...Also tore a muscle in his throwing arm in 2006 but played through it...Earned Academic All-Big 12 honors...Played in an option offense most of his college career...Big things were expected of him as a senior with Mike Sherman installing an NFL system but the injury derailed those plans...Has some physical tools to work with and possesses top-notch intangibles but is very much a project who will require a lot of grooming...Really helped himself with strong showings at the East / West Shrine Game and Scouting Combine...An intriguing developmental signal caller and may have long-term starting potential
     
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    Hey JSn, what's with the "Click here to read the rest of this story..." teasers that this site is famous for? ;)

    Oh, and BTW, McGee also had a private workout with the Pats. :cool:

    Also, it's his intangibles that are off the charts, the other stuff can be developed. Sound familiar?
     
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    A wise man once said you can never have enough Kevin's :D
     
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    When you think that we have O'Connell and Guit behind Brady, I think it makes a ton of sense for BB to keep the QB's coming, although I consider Mcgee a quasi RB/HB.
     
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    IBBWT.

    If O'Connell is The One, then great.

    If not, is it a bad thing if Foxboro becomes Wild Bill's Hot Young Quarterback Emporium* on a permanent basis?

    [*h/t Barstool Sports]
     
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    I can see Josh drafting & developing this kid
     
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    McGee's profile from NFLDraftScout sounds like he's a Matt Cassel clone.
     
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    Except that McGee actually played in college :)
     
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    I posted this on NFP 2/6, really like this kid:

     
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    I don't know the kid but considering there may only 4-5 spots left to fill on this team then taking a developmental QB would be a productive way to use a mid/late round pick that would otherwise amount to a tryout for the Browns or the Donkeys.

    Any time you hear of a guy who's a leader, productive, and has good size but isn't 'athletic' and didn't quite wow them at the college level, can you help but think of our main man Tom Brady?

    And stopping calling McDaniels, "Josh." OK? He's the enemy now and like a divorced in-law is no longer on a first name basis. :rolleyes:
     
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