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J.J. McCarthy

Michigan

J.J. McCarthy

HT:

6030

WT:

219

YR:

JR

POS:

QB

OVR RK

6

POS RK

CEILING POTENTIAL

2

Near Elite

OVR RK

PLAYSTYLE & SCHEME FIT

McCarthy plays in a pro-style system, showcasing a balanced mix of pocket presence and mobility. He's suitable for schemes prioritizing a mobile pocket passer with the flexibility to make plays off-script. Best fit for teams using a Shanahan/Payton style offense that leverages his intermediate/short passing game strength and can develop his processing skills.

SCOUTING REPORT

McCarthy's growth since arriving at the University of Michigan is one of the primary reasons NFL scouts and GMs are enamored. McCarthy has a powerful arm; he can make any throw at any level of the field. His mobility allows him to create as a runner and a passer, similar to Drake Maye and Caleb Williams. His ceiling, combined with his competitive nature and willingness to grind nonstop, has earned him the number two spot in my QB rankings.

Primary scout:

Brandon Lundberg

KEY STRENGTHS

Accuracy On The Move

High-Velocity Throws

Clutch Ability

KEY WEAKNESSES

Improve Deep Accuracy

Trust Your Structure

Can Force Throws

PLAYER COMPARISONS

Joe Burrow

Alex Smith

Chad Pennington

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