NFL Draft 2011: The Tennessee Titans Are Talking Andy Dalton with 1st Pick
Andy Dalton Could Be A Huge Draft Surprise Thursday Night.
There really are no true "absolutes" in life other than the fact you will pay taxes and die, but I am not saying anything new here.
Prior to the draft, you now here a little of everything about all the prospects in the first few rounds, especially the quarterbacks. One of the most ridiculous things I read was "Red heads do not have good success rates as quarterbacks in the NFL."
This all is a long way of saying if you see Andy Dalton go to the Tennessee Titans with the eighth pick in the draft, do not fall out of your chair.
Several league sources said the Titans are high on Dalton and consider him to be an elite prospect who carries less of the varied risk of other quarterbacks in this draft. One source indicated the offensive coaches in Tennessee are pushing for Dalton, while the defensive staff is high on Auburn defensive lineman Nick Fairley.
This is a very juicy story because it shakes up all the mock drafts who insists Dalton is not first-round talent. I recently moved Dalton into the first round in my mock draft, sending him to the New England Patriots with the 28th pick.
My reasoning was Dalton could be groomed as Tom Brady's successor and New England has six picks in the first three rounds, which means they can afford to take risks this year.
The Titans can not afford to take risks, but that does not mean taking Dalton is a mistake. If Dalton is as good as the Titans' scouts think he is, and they like him more than Blaine Gabbert, then they should draft Dalton.
Time will tell who is right and who is looking for a new job.
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