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2011 Denver Broncos Draft Cameos: Andy Dalton

Quarterback - Andy Dalton, TCU

Height:  6'2"
Weight:  213
40yd:  4.87

Interest Level:

Private Workout:  No
Private Visit to Team Facility:  No
Attended Proday:  No
Other: EFX Senior Bowl interview

Quick Take:

Developmental prospect who brought a terrific set of skills to the field at TCU.  Typical spread formation project QB, specifically a zone read spread system, Dalton needs to work on his footwork from center, and the positional skillset from the pocket. He does bring an adequate arm, a nice quick release, excellent accuracy on the move, and good touch and timing.  Will need to work his way out of a backup role, but could become a solid starter in the NFL, and a solid leader.

Where He Goes in the Draft:

Top of the 2nd round

What is Denver's Interest In Him?


Dalton is too much of a project to add to the current roster, and Denver will not be interested in considering at either of their 2nd round slots.  Even if they were to somehow pick up a 3rd selection in round 2, it is doubtful that they would prefer another spread QB conversion project.  However, they did take the time to do their homework on him, and are no doubt pleased with what he brought to TCU in terms of helping the program become a winner.

Position, Name

CB Patrick Peterson

DT Marcell Dareus

QB Blaine Gabbert

Top OLB/DE Von Miller
DE Robert Quinn

DT Nick Fairley

QB Cam Newton

Middle OT Nate Solder
OT Anthony Costanzo
DE Da'Quan Bowers
DE Aldon Smith

Bottom DT/NT Phil Taylor
DE Adrian Clayborn
OG/C Danny Watkins
OLB Akeem Ayers


QB Andy Dalton
DE Jabaal Sheard
CB Brandon Harris

2 Middle


3 Middle


4 Middle

5 Top



[Note:  All players in the table are ranked by overall grade within their round grouping, however, the round groupings are based on where this player will likely be drafted based on where teams are currently selecting in the draft.  Therefore a player is ranked within a group by his level of ability, but players in nearby groupings may have higher or lower actual grades, despite being in a different group.  Confusing enough for you? --Styg]