Short passes, deep passes and everything in between. Colt McCoy hit them all.
The former Texas quarterback showed off his healed right shoulder for NFL scouts for the first time on Wednesday in Austin, Texas, completing all 46 of his passes in a controlled workout.
“I’ve been waiting for this day a long time,” he said. “I thought I went out there and killed it today.”
The All-American won an NCAA record 45 games as a starter at Texas but was knocked out of last season’s BCS championship game against Alabama on the Longhorns’ first drive. A hard tackle pinched a nerve and caused his throwing arm to go numb.
He did not need surgery, just time to rest and rehab.
His shoulder was declared 100 percent about three weeks ago. On Wednesday, he threw passes to former teammates Jordan Shipley, who also worked out for scouts, former Texas receiver Quan Cosby, who is with the Cincinnati Bengals, and former Texas wideout Nate Jones.
“With those guys, it’s pitch and catch,” McCoy said.
Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said it would be expected for McCoy to complete all of his passes.
“This is not real football, this is a workout,” Carroll said. “His footwork was really good.”
Carroll rated McCoy’s arm strength, a question mark for some scouts, as “solid.”
Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy, who was at a workout for Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford on Monday, said McCoy answered any questions about his injury.
“I thought he did a very good job,” McCarthy said. “I liked this workout better. I thought Colt was challenged more in his workout as far as the types of throws.”
McCoy said he has private workouts scheduled with six teams, naming only the St. Louis Rams, who hold the top pick and might take McCoy in the later rounds, especially if they pass on Bradford.
Elam retires a Bronco
Jason Elam spent the last two years of a 17-year NFL career with the Atlanta Falcons. But he retired Wednesday as a Denver Bronco.
Nearly four months after being waived by the Falcons, Elam signed a one-day contract with Denver and retired.
The three-time Pro Bowl selection finished his career ranked fifth in NFL history with 1,983 points scored and 436 field goals made. Extra points
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