Andy Dalton Scouting Report

Andy Dalton QB TCU

Ht: 6’2

Wt: 220

Adequate height and overall size. Plenty of experience – 42 wins as a starter in college. Above average athleticism; can buy time and even pick up some yardage with his feet. Very intelligent quarterback. Rarely makes a poor decision with the football. Accuracy is decent. Arm strength is adequate. A true team leader; respected by coaches and teammates.
Doesn’t do any one thing great; skill set is very average. Limited experience against top competition. Took a large percentage of snaps from the shotgun in college.
Dalton doesn’t have the tools to be in the 1st-round conversation, but he could still develop into a starter. I wouldn’t draft him with expectations of making him a franchise quarterback, but even in his worst-case scenario he should be a capable backup. He’s smart and has great leadership qualities which would allow him to be a spot starter when needed. Even though his skill set doesn’t compare to some others in this class, few quarterbacks in recent years have entered the draft better prepared for the NFL than Dalton.
Posted on by Ryan McCrystal in Scouting Reports - 2011 1 Comment

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