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NFL Draft '99
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Donovan Mcnabb | QB | Syracuse | Big East
Selected by Philadelphia Eagles in round 1, pick 2 (#2 overall)
Ht Wt 40 BP SS LS VJ BJ Grade
6'2" 223 4.62 - 4.39 - - 9'9" 7.49
Donovan Mcnabb
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For much of his career, McNabb has been perceived as a great athlete playing quarterback, but he has really risen up the draft charts since mid-season and the All Star games. He has nice size and great arm strength and outstanding mobility for a QB, which often works in his favor, but sometimes works against him as he tries to do too much on his own, a la Kordell Stewart. He has really worked hard to improve his overall passing skills and he is reading defenses much better and his decision making process has dramatically improved. He still tends to be somewhat a streaky player that can run a little "hot and cold" and tends to create too much on his own at times, but all the skills are there. He appears to be a guy that has really moved up the draft charts and his physical tools and intangibles are very exciting to NFL teams.

1998 Passing Statistics
Attempts Completions Completion % Passing Yards Touchdowns Interceptions
281 171 60.9 % 2326 23 6

1998 Rushing Statistics
Rushing Yards Attempts Average per Rush Touchdowns
510 155 3.3 8

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