Washington Redskins Draft Profiles: A.J. McCarron, QB

Hogs Haven takes a look at NFL prospects heading into the 2014 draft

A.J. McCarron

Quarterback

Height: 6' 3", Weight: 220 lbs

Alabama

Strengths: McCarron started at QB for three years at Alabama, breaking many school records. He played in three BCS National Championship games, two of them as a starter. He has good size for the position. His accuracy is good and has a great ability to place the ball where only his receivers can reach it. He has decent mobility and can read defenses well. He doesn't take big hits. He is a leader on the field and possesses the intangibles needed to start in the NFL.  He showed great poise in one of the premiere programs in college football.

Weaknesses: McCarron is not a dual threat quarterback. He can move around, but he is not a speedster. His 40 yard dash time at the Combine was 4.94 seconds. He has a tendency to decide where the ball is going before the snap, even if the defense throws him a curve. His pocket awareness is average. His arm strength needs to improve, as well.

Bottom Line: A.J. McCarron is a solid QB. He may not be able to start immediately in the NFL, but he will make an impact when he gets his chance.

Projected Round: 3-4

Team He Fits Best On: Rams, Buccaneers, Titans, Raiders

AJ McCarron "Radioactive" 2013 Highlights ᴴᴰ (via Harris Highlights)


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