Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron, who recently boasted on ESPN about hearing from multiple teams that a first-round grade had been applied to him and claimed he could go as high as No. 16 to the Cowboys, continues to wait to be drafted as round five gets rolling.
At one point during round four, however, ESPN did their best to help McCarron’s slide end. The ESPN.com draft tracker mistakenly showed that the Ravens took McCarron in round four, with the 38th pick in the round. McCarron’s name eventually was removed and replaced by the actual pick — Coastal Carolina running back Lorenzo Taliaferro.
I wonder how many teams told Taliaferro he had a first-round grade?
Meanwhile, McCarron’s slide continues. The Cowboys just made a pick at No. 146 — and it wasn’t McCarron. We reported earlier this month that McCarron’s delusional assessment of his draft stock could hurt him. Adam Schefter of ESPN reported earlier today that McCarron rubbed teams the wrong way during pre-draft interviews.
McCarron’s free-fall surely rubs his former head coach in Tuscaloosa the wrong way, and we can’t wait to hear the eruption from Mt. Saban once McCarron finally finds a new home.