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Greg Cosell calls Andy Dalton a fourth-round talent

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Peter King of Sports Illustrated and Adam Schefter of ESPN have both publicly predicted that TCU quarterback Andy Dalton will be a first-round pick on Thursday.

That may be true, but avid game-tape watcher Greg Cosell of NFL Films doesn’t buy Dalton as more than a middle-round talent.

Specifically, Cosell sees Dalton as a fourth-rounder.

“He won’t go there. He’ll go higher,” conceded Cosell in an interview with the Sacramento Bee. “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.”

NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora recently released a mock draft that sent Dalton to the Titans with the eighth overall pick. Among draftniks, other popular landing spots for the 50-game college starter include Jacksonville at No. 16 and Seattle at 25.

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20 Responses to “Greg Cosell calls Andy Dalton a fourth-round talent”
  1. hobartbaker says: Apr 26, 2011 2:42 PM

    Andy Dalton calls Greg Cosell a fat man’s failed nephew.

  2. NFL Football Now says: Apr 26, 2011 2:43 PM

    THANK YOU……He came a long way from his Freshman season but he has maxed out!

  3. thephantomstranger says: Apr 26, 2011 2:46 PM

    He’s just telling it like it is.

  4. kevinfromphilly says: Apr 26, 2011 2:52 PM

    Cosell’s right. Now that the NFL is back in business, one of them should send us a first rounder for Kolb.

  5. glen1904 says: Apr 26, 2011 3:01 PM

    Greg Cosell doesn’t know sheet about quarterbacks!! A few year ago he while praising Jay Cutler as the next coming of Manning he was also saying how Philip Rivers was not very good. “Wrong again Cosell” is a third rate evaluator of talent

  6. contraryguy says: Apr 26, 2011 3:08 PM

    Cinci press has made noise about the Bengals taking him at 35 overall. If he’s not there, well, hello Kaepernick.

  7. crazy2bbengals says: Apr 26, 2011 3:13 PM

    The only people who have QB’s like Dalton and Ponder going on the first round are the morons with “mock” drafts.

  8. phreakin says: Apr 26, 2011 3:14 PM

    This coming from a guy who has a job based on his last name

  9. duanethomas says: Apr 26, 2011 3:17 PM

    I would hate to be a team in need of a Quarterback, because its not a deep class. Even the top two Newton & Gabbert I would be leery of drafting for them to be my franchise guy. When did Dalton, Ponder, and Kaepernick become first rounders? Based on workouts and interviews, but not game tapes? Outside of Newton, Gabbert & maybe Mallet, there are no first round qb’s. A team in need of a quarterback should trade a 2 & 3rd round pick to Philly and get Kolb.

  10. JimmySmith says: Apr 26, 2011 3:20 PM

    If he truly sucks, the Vikings will take him at #12.

  11. profootballwalk says: Apr 26, 2011 3:35 PM

    If his name was Greg Smith he’d be changing your oil at Speedi-Lube.

  12. 1972wasalongtimeago says: Apr 26, 2011 3:40 PM

    My buddy Murph thinks Dalton is a top 10 talent. Neither Cosell’s nor Murph’s opinion means squat.

  13. hitdog042 says: Apr 26, 2011 3:43 PM

    I seriously doubt Cosell evaluates players better than an NFL team. Just sayin. He cuts film for a reason.

  14. quarterbacksdontwinorlosesuperbowls says: Apr 26, 2011 3:48 PM

    I’m inclined to agree with Cosell. Dalton’s got no hose. And Peter King is a dweeb. I love MMQB, but his love for U2 and the Boss say it all. I suspect he sees a bit of himself in the nerdy and physically outmatched Dalton. To quote King’s daughters – “Just saying”.

  15. thephantomstranger says: Apr 26, 2011 3:53 PM

    JimmySmith says:
    Apr 26, 2011 3:20 PM
    If he truly sucks, the Vikings will take him at #12.
    __________________

    Speaking of sucking, nice to hear from you again, Jimmy.

  16. xstaticonradio says: Apr 26, 2011 4:13 PM

    Whoever thinks Kevin Kolb is worth a first round pick is a moron.

  17. 28purple4mvp says: Apr 26, 2011 4:16 PM

    JimmySmith says:
    Apr 26, 2011 3:20 PM
    If he truly sucks, then i want him here with me

  18. rajbais says: Apr 26, 2011 7:13 PM

    For those who forgot, Greg Cosell is a producer NFL Matchup on ESPN.

    In 2009 Adam Schefter revealed to WEEI Radio in Boston that, behind the production of the show, Cosell was someone who felt that Randy Moss played his best game “without” the football against the Panthers’ when their players accused him of slouching.

    This was after Merril Hoge said the same thing during the show’s airing.

  19. rajbais says: Apr 26, 2011 7:21 PM

    Dalton does all of the fundamental things right and that’s why majority of his critics feel good about him.

    If Mike Mayock thinks he’s worth at least a 2nd round pick then he’s no 4th Rounder.

  20. bleedgreen says: Apr 26, 2011 10:31 PM

    And lots of people felt Tom Brady wasnt even a 6th rd talent and that Kurt Warner and Tony Romo werent ANY round talents. Not saying Dalton is or isnt, but theres lots of people, nfl scouts and front office included, that dont exactly know how to draft talent.

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