Cole McDonald
22-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
2020 Fantasy Outlook
McDonald was a seventh-round pick in the 2020 draft after foregoing his final season of eligibility at Hawaii. He recorded strong numbers in both his red shirt freshman and sophomore seasons, tallying over 8,000 passing yards and 70 touchdowns combined. However, he'll face a steep transition to the NFL after facing a relatively low level of competition in college -- a challenge only enhanced by this year's altered offseason. McDonald will also have to overcome a hitch in his throwing motion, something he's already worked to correct during his college career. Overall, McDonald is likely in for an uphill battle to be the primary backup to Ryan Tannehill in 2020, though his athleticism should help his case to stick as a viable backup in future seasons. Read Past Outlooks
Picked up by Tennessee
QBTennessee Titans
April 25, 2020
The Titans selected McDonald in the seventh round of the 2020 NFL Draft, 224th overall.
The Hawaii quarterback will have a steep learning curve in the NFL, coming from a wide-open air-raid system in college. McDonald was nonetheless prolific in that system, throwing for 4,135 yards and 33 scores in 2019. He had some turnover issues, however, as his interceptions spiked from 10 in 2018 to 14 this past season. McDonald has pro-level tools with the necessary arm strength to make most of the throws at this level. He's also athletic, having run the fastest 40 among quarterbacks at this year's combine with a 4.58. His ability to improve his processing speed and ability to read defenses will tell the tale as to whether he'll stick in the NFL.
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Cole McDonald's measurables compare to other quarterbacks?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
6' 3"
215 lbs
40-Yard Dash
4.58 sec
Shuttle Time
4.52 sec
Cone Drill
7.13 sec
Vertical Jump
36.0 in
Broad Jump
121 in
Hand Length
9.75 in
Arm Length
32.25 in
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