Cincinnati Bengals NFL Draft Profile: Alabama QB AJ McCarron

Cincinnati Bengals NFL Draft Profile: Alabama QB AJ McCarron
April 6, 2014, 2:15 pm
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AJ McCarron (QB), Alabama

6'3" | 220 lbs.
2013 stats:
3,063 yards, 67.3 CMP%, 28 TD, 7 INT, 167.2 QBR


5th Round, 164th pick (Cincinnati Bengals)

What scouts are saying:

"An efficient game-managing quarterback who has shown he can carry an offense at times throughout his career, but more often is dependent on a terrific supporting cast. Grades out most highly for his intangibles and decision-making, knowing when and where to go with the ball, and could earn an NFL starting job." (Nolan Nawrocki,

"Good size and height. Balanced passer and gets into a rhythm quickly with proper mechanics. Sees the field well and makes smart, sharp decisions. Nice job stepping up and moves well within the pocket, showing good footwork to avoid the rush while keeping his eyes downfield. Average athlete with enough foot speed to buy time and make plays outside the pocket. Nice job recognizing pressure, adjusting and surveying, not afraid to throw the ball away. Good timing and accuracy and throws a very catchable ball with nice touch. High football IQ and operates the offensive gameplan very efficiently. Doesn?t miss throws he should make and takes what the defense gives him. Confident leader with professional intangibles. Shows good fight and resolve on the field." (Dane Brugler, CBS Sports)