Nearing season's end, prospect talk is ramping up, I'm thinking this can venture out of the draft forum (Feel free to move if you'd like Rayzor/LG):
Out of all the QB prospects, he's the one I see most set aside without a lot of consideration. Overall, I find Tanner McKee to be one of the more interesting prospects for a few reasons:
Elite Size: 6'6 230
22 years old
Estimated 4.65-4.7 40 time (note: This is unexpected bc he's a purely pocket QB...but can run if need be)
Has an NFL arm -- the one thing to note, he has a funny Rivers-esque release. Prepare for this, the one glaring thing IMO.
Footwork is top notch with near flawless technique most of the time--simply no real issues to be corrected here
Understand progressions well & reads the field. Able to stand tall with his size and see everything
Can make every type of throw -- Pure pro-style QB
Cancer survivor (was 16 y/o), has been through a lot, decided to travel & do mission work post HS, seems like a charming guy with life experience
He really reminds me of Carson Palmer meets Matt Ryan, but at 6'6 230
Even though he has shown random elusive moments and has some agility, he is simply not a mobile guy. Really sticks to being a pocket QB.
Has produced average results. Has led some decent wins but has never cranked out many at-will TDs or consistent wins for Stanford.
Tough eval for intangibles because Stanford was such a bad squad but wish he showed more high-powered offense skills and some GWDs.
Consistency in ball-security: He goes through stretches where he'll have an aggressive tight window throw where a better option was there. He has to slow down back and get back in rhythm.
Brugler and a few other outlets/insiders claim he is high on boards, fringe 1st rounder (44th overall on DB's Big Board, QB4)
"His touch, vision and accuracy remain among the best in this class. While he isn’t a rush threat and won’t create many second-chance plays, he is efficient in his drops/slides or when moving the pocket on sprint outs. On some plays, he looks like Matt Ryan, on others, like Mike Glennon. The truth likely falls somewhere in between those two quarterbacks.”
So my question--
If his ceiling is a late 1st, could he actually be a trade-UP target if we land a top talent with our first pick?
I also ask because Stroud & Young could be off the board, maybe even Levis. If rumors are right and McKee is in fact the next guy on a lot of team boards (Not Richardson or Penix), heck maybe QB3, is he a legit target for us? Is he a feasible QB that we're not talking about because of guys going through bloom years like Penix (that team's aren't really falling for)?
I mean, let's say we somehow land Quinten, Addison or that ND TE, we suddenly have a pretty potent offense. Why not hand them one of the more ready guys, who's still young? All of these prospects have question marks (height, age, arm, douchiness, etc.) and honestly, he kind of appears to be the most well-rounded from what I'm seeing minus a goofy release.