NFL Draft: Howie keeps the QB Factory alive by drafting Stanford QB Tanner McKee
Howie Roseman’s Quarterback Factory continues to churn.
The Eagles selected Stanford quarterback Tanner McKee 188th overall in the 6th round of the NFL Draft.
McKee overcame a devastating blow during his path to becoming the starting quarterback at Stanford. His mother discovered a weird mole on his face, and unfortunately it turned out to be a melanoma. Doctors then removed a section of his forehead to combat the disease. After a successful surgery and spending two years on a mission with the Church of Latter-day Saints, Tanner McKee went on to commit to Stanford.
The California kid excels with his timing and accuracy. He doesn’t always make the correct read but trust that the ball will be placed precisely where it’s supposed to be. He finished 7th in all of college football with a 1.5% turnover-worthy play rate.
While Tanner McKee showed off his wheels in high school, he’s more of a throwback 1990s pocket passer. I’m not exaggerating; PFF has his pro comparison to Kerry Collins.
Tanner McKee’s old-school passing style leads him to take way too many sacks. His 27% sack conversion rate is too much negative play to compensate for the good ones. McKee will battle Ian Book for the emergency quarterback spot, while the Eagles will release the other or place him on the practice squad.