“I wouldn’t bet against him,” Choate said.
McKay, an NC State transfer, displayed his mobility and accuracy during the scrimmage as well. With about two minutes left, he methodically led a drive down near the opposing goal line, but his fourth-down pass was deflected and intercepted as time expired.
McKay could set himself apart because of his speed and poise. Choate said mobile quarterbacks are “an eraser” against standout defenders because they can elude them and make productive plays. Like when Troy Andersen was the starting QB in 2018, Choate emphasized a plus-one run game — when a speedy quarterback provides an extra element in play designs — can boost an offense.
Choate said McKay might be even more accurate out of the pocket.
“He’s at his best when he’s on the move,” Choate said. “… And then his ability to create outside of the offense and adding the benefit of the plus-one run game, I think those are the things people will see immediately as his…