Andy Dalton Scouting Report

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Andy Dalton Scouting Report

Position: QB
Conference: Big12
School: TCU Horned Frogs
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #14
Height & Weight: 6'3 - 220 lbs.
Drafted 2.3 in 2011 by CIN

2011 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Andy Dalton, QB, TCU

It takes a special player to break any record held by TCU legend Sammy Baugh. Dalton shattered Baugh's 29 career victories by winning an incredible 42 games as the Horned Frogs' quarterback. Even as a freshman when Dalton was thrown into the fire, he performed admirably. His accuracy and decision making were lacking, but Dalton showed plenty of promise. By his sophomore year Dalton was not putting up huge numbers like he would in 2009 and 2010, but he did cut his interceptions down to five and completed over 59 percent of his passes.

As an upperclassman Dalton emerged as a better leader and the TCU defense was not the only story. Dalton ended the year throwing for 2,756 yards and 23 touchdowns. He even rushed for 512 yards and three more scores. The numbers got even better in 2010 when Dalton threw for 2,857 yards and 27 touchdowns. He also completed an amazing 66.1 percent of his passes and threw just six interceptions. And, yet again, Dalton did plenty of damage with his feet and rushed for six scores.

TCU's offense never gets the credit it deserves, but that pretty much went out the window following their Rose Bowl victory over Wisconsin. That victory has also catapulted Dalton's draft stock and he will get another opportunity to boost his stock even more during the Senior Bowl. Dalton is a smart quarterback who can make most of the throws asked of him. He is not fast, but he is quick and can avoid the rush. His biggest drawback will be his size. Listed at 6-3, Dalton is really closer to 6-1 and in a draft class full of big quarterbacks, that may be what ends up hurting Dalton the most.

Last Updated Jan-13-2011 by Joel Welser

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Prediction: 2nd Round

Proven winner and intelligent, but lacks the ideal arm strength and height for a pro quarterback

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vaughnbros 02/28/11 10:29 PM
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