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Tanner McKee - QB - Stanford

Welcome to the rookie profile for Tanner McKee. McKee is an older rookie prospect, after spending time away from the game. Has an ‘old-school’ feel about him with how he stands tall in the pocket and hits receivers with short, accurate passes. Feels like the type of player that will be a decent backup on an NFL roster, but limited fantasy relevance.

Measurables

Height: 6′ 6″

Weight: 231 lbs

40-yard dash: DNP 

3-cone drill: 7.22

20-yard shuttle: 4.41

Vertical Jump: 33″

Broad Jump: 9-6

Bench Press: DNP

College Stats

Passing Table
Passing
YearSchoolConfClassPosGCmpAttPctYdsY/AAY/ATDIntRate
2020StanfordPac-12FRQB13742.9628.98.900117.3
2021StanfordPac-12SOQB1020631565.423277.47.3157138.7
2022StanfordPac-12JRQB1226442662.029476.96.7138126.4
CareerStanford47374863.253367.17.02815131.5
Provided by CFB at Sports Reference: View Original Table
Generated 2/15/2023.

Notable Headlines

McKee was a 4-star recruit, with offers from Alabama & Texas before opting to join Stanford. McKee had limited play in his freshman year, but saw the field alot more in his sophomore and junior years. His junior year he struggled in the pocket with 40 sacks along with a decrease in passing efficiency and increased turnovers. Some of his struggles will be due to the supporting cast however.

Scouting Report

Positives

McKee has great accuracy passing from the pocket, and happy to pass into tight windows over the middle of the field. Has great size to stand in the pocket and find his man. Good footwork on dropbacks helps him get back and assess the field ahead of throwing the ball. Happy to move around in the pocket, set his feet and pass it if the pass-rush gets to him.

Negatives

McKee can be a statue in the pocket. That can really hurt him if the pocket starts to collapse, as he doesn’t have the speed or acceleration to get himself out of trouble. McKee can also suffer from poor decision making, shown by his high INT numbers compared to his other stats.

Pre Draft Analysis

Expected Draft Capital- Round 3/4

Landing Spots

McKee is more likely to go in the 4th round, but he could be taken in the 3rd round as a development QB. Most suited to a team that is able to keep the pocket secure, and allows for quick passes.

Post Draft Analysis

Philadelphia Eagles – Round 6, Pick 11

Landing Spot

The selection of McKee feels like a bit of a strange one for the Eagles. The reason being that McKee would be a change in playbook for them- as he would struggle to do what Hurts does. The Eagles offense is loaded with offensive options though, so if he were to make it onto the field he could be lifted up by the players around him.

Fantasy Impact

Minimal impact for McKee, behind a young QB who just got paid it’s hard to really have too much hope for him in any format. He could end up as a popular waiver wire pickup if Hurts were to be injured for some reason- but no real long-term value here.

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