Cincinnati, OH---Former Tide quarterback A.J. McCarron believes pre-draft reports about his attitude hurt his draft status, and is why he didn't go higher last week in the NFL Draft.
McCarron speaking Wednesday at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, telling the press up there he believes he slid down to the 5th round of the draft, 164 overall, because of reports that suggested he was overly cocky and rubbed team exec's the wrong way during his pre-draft meetings.
"It [stinks] that it hurt me like that, but at the same time, I feel like God had a plan," McCarron said. "I guess when teams met with me, they wanted me to say I'll be a third-round guy and a mediocre quarterback. Maybe I was too honest or something."
He added "Everything's going to work itself out. I'm happy, and hopefully at the end of the day I'll get the last laugh."