Grayson McCall, Coastal Carolina
McCall would have to declare for the NFL draft in 2022 to be eligible but why shouldn’t he? He is unlikely to increase his draft stock for 2023 when the 2022 draft has several quarterbacks who are more risks than sure-things. McCall should declare after the season and find a team to learn and develop on.
That team should be the Seahawks. McCall is a perfect player for Seattle to take and spend a few seasons teaching how to play like Russell Wilson so that he can spell Wilson if Wilson gets hurt again or just take over for Wilson by 2024.
McCall isn’t asked to throw deep currently in his college program. But he can. What Coastal Carolina asks mostly from McCall is to keep drives alive and not turn the ball over and create chaos when possible. This is basically what the Seahawks asked from Russell Wilson during Wilson’s early seasons. McCall has perfected this in college.
McCall is currently injured but his injury isn’t long-term (he has an “upper body” injury, not one involving his arm) and if he misses the rest of his college season, fine. He doesn’t need to prove himself anymore and just needs time in the NFL to learn how to be an NFL quarterback.
McCall doesn’t turn the ball over and wins games. As a redshirt sophomore, McCall has played in 21 games and has thrown for 44 touchdowns and just 5 interceptions. He knows how to keep the ball safe but also put his team in a position to score.
But here’s the thing, besides just throwing the ball the 6’3″ McCall can run. In 2020 he ran the ball 111 times for 569 yards and 7 touchdowns. McCall can run a Shane Waldron offense fully and use his legs, as well as his arms, to get points.