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Solid reviews for TCU QB

Posted by Chris Brown on March 11, 2011 – 2:53 pm

TCU held its pro day Friday along with a few other big college programs and their lead pony QB Andy Dalton did not disappoint.

According to’s Gil Brandt, Dalton lit it up in throwing drills making 50 passes, completing 49 of 52 according to some reports. He was forecast by most as a second round pick, but Brandt believes he’s solidified his stock as a second round prospect. In fact he could go in the top half of round two, despite what many consider average arm strength. But if you have a timing offense, he’s perfect because he’s a great anticipator. 

Dalton has always been a winner going back to his high school days at Katy in Houston where he led his team to the state finals. What I like about Dalton is he meets the criteria once laid out by former NFL head coach and front office executive Bills Parcells.

Parcells would only take a QB if he was at least a three-year starter, had 30 or more starts in his college career and completed more than 60 percent of his passes among other lesser criteria.

Dalton was a four-year starter at TCU, and granted while being the beneficiary of having the nation’s number one defense the past three years, completed over 66 percent of his passes and went 42-7 as a starter. He also played in an offense where he often audibled at the line of scrimmage, something most college signal callers do not do. He’s about as NFL ready as they come.

That’s why it’s not surprising that a former Parcells assistant, Bill Belichick is having Dalton perform in a private workout for New England. Cleveland and Chicago are also conducting private workouts with the TCU QB according to Brandt.

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