- James Walker, ESPN Miami Dolphins reporter
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As NFL executives flock to Austin, Texas, to watch quarterback Colt McCoy's pro day Wednesday, it turns out the St. Louis Rams want to take an extended and more personal look at the former Texas star.
A league source tells ESPN.com that the Rams will hold a private workout for McCoy in Austin before the NFL draft begins April 22. The exact date of the workout is unknown.
This is an interesting development because the Rams are the favorites to draft Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford with the No. 1 overall pick.
But a source said St. Louis continues to turn over every rock, and hasn't completely ruled out an alternative plan, in which the team might select McCoy at the start of the second round (No. 33 overall), while selecting another player with its top pick -- presumably Oklahoma defensive lineman Gerald McCoy or Nebraska's Ndamukong Suh.
There are questions about McCoy's size, but he is garnering interest because of his great accuracy. He completed 70.6 percent of his passes for Texas last season, throwing for 3,521 yards and 27 touchdowns.
James Walker covers the NFL for ESPN.com.
A league source tells ESPN.com that the Rams will hold a private workout for Colt McCoy in Austin before the NFL draft begins on April 22, as the team considers alternatives for using its No. 1 overall pick.