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Andy Dalton (QB)
  • Height:
    6'2"
  • Weight:
    215 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    31 3/4 in.
  • Hand Size:
    9 1/2 in.
  • College:
    TCU
  • Conference:
    Big 12
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Selected by: Cincinnati Bengals
Round: 2
Pick (Overall): 3 (35)

Pick Analysis: The Bengals patiently wait to pick up their future franchise quarterback in the second round with the addition of Dalton. He gives them a proven winner with the leadership skill and intangibles to be an effective starter. While his arm strength rates slightly above average, he has the anticipation and awareness to be an efficient passer in their new West Coast scheme.
Combine Stats
  • 40 Yard Dash4.87 sec
  • Bench Press- -
  • Vertical Jump29.5 inch
  • Broad Jump106.0 inch
  • 3 Cone Drill6.93 sec
  • 20 Yard Shuttle4.27 sec
  • 60 Yard Shuttle- -
Buzz

Overview

Dalton is four-year starter and proven winner, but he might have a difficult transition to the NFL. He is undersized and will not be able to take off and run at the next level. He is generally an accurate passer, and he's grown on scouts and coaches since the NFL Scouting Combine. He played in a very user friendly scheme where he threw to a lot of wide open receivers and it is unclear if he can fit the ball into tight windows. Still, his stock his risen, and he looks to go as early as the beginning of the second round.


Strengths

Dalton is a well prepared player that scans the whole field and makes solid decisions. Has a quick release, a strong arm and is an accurate passer, especially on the run. Has great mobility in the pocket and shows very good instincts as a runner. Extremely productive collegiate career.

Weaknesses

On the shorter side and has a three-quarter delivery which will likely result in a lot of batted passes. Deeper throws will float at times when he does not set his feet. Played in a spread offense and will have to learn a pro style system. Does not always feel pressure in the pocket which nullifies his good mobility.

Grade

6.8

 

Video Playlist

  1. Andy Dalton on Carson Palmer's status

    Published: April 30, 2011 at 04:38 p.m.

    Bengals 2nd-round draft pick Andy Dalton discusses Carson Palmer's status in Cincinnati and whether or not he'll be the starting QB for the Bengals in 2011.

  2. Andy Dalton: 'I'm excited for this opportunity'

    Published: April 30, 2011 at 12:51 p.m.

    Andy Dalton addresses the media after being selected as the Bengals' 35th overall pick in the 2011 draft.

  3. Bengals pick Andy Dalton No. 35

    Published: April 29, 2011 at 06:30 p.m.

    Hall of Fame OL Anthony Munoz announces TCU QB Andy Dalton as the Bengals selection with the 35th overall pick.

  4. First Draft: Andy Dalton

    Published: April 11, 2011 at 05:59 p.m.

    Meet TCU QB Andy Dalton and find out why his passion for the game of football runs so deep.

  5. 2011 Draft Profile - QB Andy Dalton, TCU

    Published: April 7, 2011 at 02:06 p.m.

    A look at draft prospect TCU quarterback Andy Dalton.

  6. Andy Dalton on set

    Published: March 23, 2011 at 08:59 p.m.

    TCU QB Andy Dalton joins Rich Eisen on "NFL Total Access" to discuss his future as he prepares for the draft.

  7. 2011 combine workout: Andy Dalton

    Published: March 7, 2011 at 04:04 p.m.

    Watch TCU QB Andy Dalton work out at the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine.

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