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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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