Originally posted by Jcool:Originally posted by OnTheClock:Originally posted by Jcool:Quote:
TCU’s Andy Dalton does not possess the upside of some of the other QB’s in the draft, but his leadership and consistency have value in their own right. While he too will need some work adjusting to a pro style attack, Dalton shows the leadership skills and accuracy to be a backup QB in the NFL. He has a decent arm and does just enough with his feet to make the play. He may not be the type of guy you take and hope in two or three years becomes a starter, but he’s the type who could be a backup for a long time in the NFL.
I wouldn't put much, if any stock in that. I think that's the worst case scenario for Dalton.
On Dalton: McShay has concerns about his size (6-foot-1) and ability to throw consistently in the "intermediate and vertical" areas of the field. But, he believes Dalton is worthy of a third or fourth-round pick because he could be brought along on the cheap and turned into a solid backup or even an adequate starter.
We'll see what the weigh-in turns out like. He should measure in at least around 6-1 1/2" and that's really not a big deal. I mean, a half an inch to an inch difference between other pro QBs? How will that make him be able to throw any better.
The argument for "seeing throwing lanes, or receivers" loses weight when the height discrepancy is so small. 2+ Inches, okay, but less than that, not so much.