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Bengals Pair Up Green With TCU QB; Dalton All Along Was Their Target At 35

The Future At QB In Cincy?

NFL Draft Countdown’s Scouting Report on Andy Dalton:

Height: 6-2 | Weight: 215 | 40-Time: 4.85

Strengths:
• Adequate height with a thick, sturdy frame
• Adequate arm strength to make all throws
• Accurate with terrific touch and timing
• Extremely smart with a great football IQ
• Sound decision maker and cautious with ball
• Mobile enough to extend plays with feet
• Tough and durable with a ton of experience
• Outstanding leader with a superb work ethic
• Is confident, super competitive and a winner

Weaknesses:
• Is not a great athlete
• Delivery / Mechanics need tweaking
• Will have to polish up footwork
• Tendency to bird-dog targets
• Struggles to throw on the run
• Must adjust to a pro style system

Notes:
Was a four-year starter for the Horned Frogs — The Mountain West Conference’s Offensive Player of the Year in 2009 and 2010 — Named 1st Team All-MWC in 2009 and 2010 — Ranks third on the NCAA’s all-time wins list with 41 — Owns the school records for passing yards, touchdown passes, pass completions, pass attempts and completion percentage — Mountain West Conference career leader in total offense — Was named the MVP of three bowl games — Missed some time with a knee injury in 2008 but finished career with impressive consecutive starts streak — Played in a system that called for a lot of short, easy passes and wasn’t asked to make a lot of NFL-type throws or reads — Best fit might come in a West Coast offense — May not have all of the physical tools that you look for but compensates with elite intangibles — A game manager who is much better college player than pro prospect — Most  likely profiles as a backup at the next level.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vn4y7R4AnY

Russ’ Take: Fortunately enough, Dalton falls to Cincy at 35.  Lots of speculation and rumors had him going Day 1.  Bengals tried to trade up back into Round 1 last night.  I’m really enamored with the TCU quarterback’s will to win and fight.  He’s a leader in every sense of the word.  A true competitor.

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