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AJ McCarron is a three-time national champion and was a strong Heisman contender each of the last three seasons. He finished his college career with a 5-to-1 touchdown-to-interception ratio. He has only two losses in his college career.
While I never use the words "winner" in my scouting reports, there is something to be said for the way McCarron managed the Alabama offense, demonstrating consistent ball placement, excellent anticipation and reliability in high-pressure situations. However, McCarron has never shown elite velocity and hasn't been asked to be much more than a game manager throughout his college career.
But where will McCarron go? After passing on the Senior Bowl, NFL evaluators likely still want to see him up close before they decide on where he'll fall on their board. I wouldn't be surprised if he went in the first round, as he's one of the more NFL-ready quarterbacks in this class, but his questionable upside likely pushes him to Day 2 of the draft.
McCarron find himself on Matt Miller's quarterback rankings at No. 7, while Optimum Scouting ranks him eighth.