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.