2010 NFL Draft: Oakland Raiders Select Colt McCoy in The Second Round

John TolliverContributor IApril 7, 2010

ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 5: Colt McCoy #12 of the Texas Longhorns looks to pass the ball during the Big 12 Football Championship game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Cowboys Stadium on December 5, 2009 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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In the NFL you are only as good as your starting quarterback. Oakland already have young receivers and running backs.  Their tight end could be a possible pro bowler if given the right signal caller.  So with the 39th pick in the NFL draft the Oakland Raiders select...Colt McCoy.  Why McCoy, well McCoy has the following tools to be very succesful:

Experience:  Colt McCoy has been the starting quarterback for the University of Texas for four years and has five years in the program.  He holds the NCAA record with the all time wins at 45.  He was a finalist for the Heisman and has numerous other awards for his passing.  He also lead the nation in passing effeciency for the last two years.

Leadership:  Mack Brown says that Colt McCoy is the best leader he has seen while he has been head coach.  His teammates love him and he seems to lead by example.  Coaches love his attitude and preparation for the game.  Colt McCoy is the leader you do not want to let down if you are on the field with him.

Skills:  We all know that to make it in the NFL you have to have a skill set.  Well at McCoy's pro day he threw 55 balls and not one hit the dirt.  His footwork, being under center and his deep balls where perfect.  All scouts and coaches at his pro day gave him 10s for his workout. 

The next Drew Brees?  Maybe.  Brees played his high school ball in Texas and is not your typical height for your starting quarterback at 6-0. The NFL likes there quarterbacks to be 6-4 and above.  McCoy is 6-2 and 210lbs.   Like Brees McCoy has tremendous footwork and a true love for the game and the quarterback position.  

If the Raiders are really looking at a starting quarterback for the next 10-15 years look no further than Colt McCoy.