Andy Dalton Scouting Report

Andy Dalton

Height: 6’2
Weight: 215
College: TCU
40 Time: 4.87
Class: Senior
Stock:
Projected: 5th-7th Round

Stats

2010 – 209/316, 66.1%, 2857 yards, 9.0 YPA, 27 TD’s, 6 INT’s
2009 – 199/323, 61.6%, 2756 yards, 8.5 YPA, 23 TD’s, 8 INT’s
2008 – 182/307, 59.3%, 2242 yards, 7.3 YPA, 11 TD’s, 5 INT’s
2007 – 222/371, 59.8%, 2459 yards, 6.6 YPA, 10 TD’s, 11 INT’s

Overview:

Andy Dalton is getting a lot of love from some draftniks but I don’t see what the hype is about. He is not worthy of a 2nd or 3rd round pick, which is where some project him. He has a weak arm, poor intermediate and down field accuracy, he needs to work on his drop back mechanics and he has a limited ceiling. I see him as a guy who can be a back-up in the NFL and get spot duty because he’s a smart player so he can succeed in a role where he just has to manage the offense. As a starter however, I don’t see much potential.

Scouting Report:

Positives

– Great starting experience, 4 year starter
– Nice release
– Good short accuracy
– Does a good job of getting the ball out of his hands quickly
– Makes good decisions with the ball
– Throws the ball where only his guy can get it
– Mobile, moves around well in the pocket and shows the ability to scramble
– Smart QB, does a good job of reading defenses pre-snap
– Good leader

Negatives

– Small frame
– Footwork needs work
– Rarely takes snaps from under center
– Struggles to feel pressure in the pocket
– Arm strength is poor, passes to the sidelines tend to float
– Has difficulty throwing the deep ball, very limited range
– Intermediate accuracy is inconsistent
– Doesn’t throw particularly well on the run
– Needs to keep his eyes down field when scrambling
– Limited upside

Skills:
1-poor, 2-weak, 3-above average, 4-very good, 5-elite

Arm Strength: 2.0
Accuracy: 2.5
Mobility: 3.0
Decision Making: 3.5
Mechanics: 2.5
Pocket Awareness: 2.0
Intangibles: 3.0
Pro Potential: 2.0

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