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Is Andy Dalton really a top-10 pick?

Posted on: April 26, 2011 6:22 pm
Edited on: April 28, 2011 12:01 pm
Dalton Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Since when did Andy Dalton become a top-10 pick for this week’s NFL draft? Hell, when did he become a first round pick? I must have missed that memo, but apparently, somebody thinks quite highly of the former TCU quarterback.

That team, according to’s Jason La Canfora is the Titans – who apparently are thinking of picking Dalton with the No. 8 pick (rather than, as convention (and our mock draft gurus Rob Rang and Chad Reuter) dictates, go with Auburn DT Nick Fairley).

La Canfora’s sources told him that Tennessee – which, after losing Vince Young and probably Kerry Collins, is in desperate need of a starting quarterback whose name happens not to be Rusty Smith – considers Dalton an elite prospect who is less of a risk than the other quarterbacks who might fall to No. 8.

Considering Auburn’s Cam Newton and Missouri’s Blaine Gabbert likely will be off the board by the time the Titans pick, Tennessee could want to avoid Washington’s Jake Locker and Arkansas’ Ryan Mallett and pick Dalton instead. The Titans also could be worried that by the time they get to their second-round pick, Dalton would be gone.

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Greg Cosell of the NFL Network disagrees, telling the Sacramento Bee that Dalton is no better than (gasp!) a fourth-round pick.

“He won't go there. He'll go higher," Cosell said. "But he doesn't throw it very well. He doesn't spin it very well. He's a guy you'll have to camouflage. He needs a strong running game to be successful."

Either way, it’s nice to know that Dalton’s red hair might not be that big a consideration with at least one NFL team.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 9, 2012 1:35 am

Is Andy Dalton really a top-10 pick?

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 7, 2011 3:00 am
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Since: Aug 10, 2008
Posted on: April 27, 2011 7:47 am

Is Andy Dalton really a top-10 pick?

God forbid any actual football people go agaist the media's projections!  Anyone remember Reggie Bush and how the media ripped the Texans for not taking him?  How did that work out?  The media almost always knows less about football than the football guys do.  Maybe Netwon and Gabbert aren't that great.  Maybe Dalton and/or Rusty Smith are.  Love to read stories by the media about how great the media is. 

Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: April 27, 2011 2:51 am

Is Andy Dalton really a top-10 pick?

It actually might be a really good fit for the Titans. Dalton is one of the most NFL ready QB prospects in the draft, he knows the game. The Titans need a QB very badly, with Chris Johnson and a good defense a smart QB who won't make as many mistakes as most of the other prospects would fit in very nicely. Free agency is worth a look, too. Even if they get a QB in free agency it wouldn't hurt to draft another to groom for the future and add depth to a very shallow position.

Since: Feb 11, 2009
Posted on: April 26, 2011 8:25 pm

Is Andy Dalton really a top-10 pick?

The best part of all of this is that it is all speculation.  We have no idea who is going to be picked where.  Dalton is a good QB, a good leader, but is he is 1st round pick?  Is Cam Newton who has a ton of things against him a 1st round pick?  Well, that is totally up the teams.  Would I pick him as a 1st rounder?  No, and I would not pick Cam.  I just do not see nor read too many good things about either.  I would take both as 2nds or later, but 1st not a chance

Since: Sep 1, 2008
Posted on: April 26, 2011 7:58 pm

Is Andy Dalton really a top-10 pick?

This is a horrible draft the quality of recievers, QB's, and running backs is plain sad.

Since: Jan 22, 2007
Posted on: April 26, 2011 7:37 pm

Is Andy Dalton really a top-10 pick?

I was thinking the 49ers could get this guy in round 2...the Titans taking him at #8 is slightly ridiculous.

Since: Jun 14, 2008
Posted on: April 26, 2011 6:50 pm

Is Andy Dalton really a top-10 pick?

Are any of the quarterbacks really top ten picks? Or are teams like Carolina just desparate for a good one? It took Indy three or four tries before landing Peyton, for the same reason, they had the first pick and needed a quarterback. Not necessarily because, Chandler, Trudeau or George were Top Ten quarterbacks. These experts telling us how good these guys are are the same that thought Suh was a better fit for St. Louis than Bradford. Why because they were not sure he was a top ten pick.

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