Rookie Scouting Profile: JJ McCarthy

A thorough fantasy football break down for the 2024 NFL rookie class.

Rookie Scouting Profile: JJ McCarthy J.J. McCarthy (QB) Michigan Ht. Wt. 40-Time NFL Draft Dynasty ADP NFL Comp 6-2 1/2 219 4.60* Top 15 3.02 Alex Smith * estimate College Production A five-star recruit out of La Grange Park, Illinois, […]

FullTime Fantasy Rookie Scouting Profile: J.J. McCarthy J.J. McCarthy (QB) Michigan
Ht. Wt. 40-Time NFL Draft Dynasty ADP NFL Comp
6-2 1/2 219 4.60* Top 15 3.02 Alex Smith
* estimate

College Production

A five-star recruit out of La Grange Park, Illinois, J.J. McCarthy first starred and won a state title at Nazareth Academy before switching to IMG Academy in 2020 where he passed for 1,440 yards and compiled a 16-0 TD-to-INT ratio and won the consensus high school football national championship. Enrolled at Michigan before graduating and saw action in 11 games as a true freshman reserve. Edged out Cade McNamara for the starting role in 2022. Threw for 2,719 yards, 22 TDs, five interceptions, and led the Wolverines to the college football playoff semi-finals and Third-team All-Big-Ten accolades. Broke out as a junior, where he was named to the All-Big-Ten First-team, and was a finalist for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award. Strengths • Displayed excellent accuracy and has experience taking snaps under center in a pro-style offense. • 80% Adjusted Completion Rate ranked...  

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