Former Texas quarterback Colt McCoy probably won’t be wearing a Rams jersey next season, but his private workout Thursday won’t be the reason. Rams coaches and front office members spent Thursday in Austin, Texas working out McCoy, and all reports coming out of the session have been positive. GM Billy Devaney said that McCoy showed “all the stuff you look for in a great quarterback”, and he also said that he made all the required throws and showed adequate arm strength. The Rams missed McCoy’s pro day, and they decided they wanted to get a thorough look at the prospect. Colt did his own routine during the pro day, but today’s workout was quite a bit more involved, as Rams coaches put him through their specially designed system. McCoy was given specific plays and routes, and he was forced to make game decisions in the process. The coaches also talked with him about pre-snap calls such as audibles, moving players to their correct spots, and making the correct decisions. By all reports, McCoy passed all challenges with flying colors, but there is just too big of a gap between McCoy and Sam Bradford for the Texas QB to stay in the conversation.
Speaking of quarterback workouts, the same group that watched McCoy on Thursday is en route to South Bend, Indiana to conduct a private workout with former Notre Dame quarterback Jimmy Clausen. Clausen is the consensus number two quarterback prospect behind Bradford, and the Rams want to give him a look before they make their final decision. I have been a Clausen fan all year, and I think he is the quarterback most ready to contribute immediately in this class. He doesn’t possess the physical gifts that Bradford does, but this guy is going to be a good NFL quarterback if he gets in the right situation. Don’t expect that situation to be here in St. Louis, but somebody will be getting a good player when they take him.