Colt McCoy's ultimate litmus test

As the Texas QB's legend grew, his NFL stock dropped. The final test awaits.

Originally Published: January 5, 2009
By Mel Kiper Jr. | ESPN Insider
Getty ImagesFor McCoy, proving he can still shine against the best is vital this week.

It says a lot about Colt McCoy that in a year in which he's thrown for 27 touchdowns -- against just 12 INTs -- and maintained a completion percentage of (once again) over 70 percent, his stock has actually gone down.

College will, of course, soon be over; in many ways, McCoy may wish it was finished months ago, at least in the eyes of NFL scouts. McCoy has one crucial test left in Pasadena, and I truly believe that based on his performance against the Alabama Crimson Tide, McCoy could shift his stock anywhere from the late first round to well into the third. Really.

Mel Kiper Jr.

Football analyst