Carson Palmer wants out, and the Cincinnati Bengals would like nothing more than to get rid of his enormous contract.
Selecting Andy Dalton would be a big step towards turning over a new leaf in the Queen City.
Why the Pick Makes Sense: The Bengals need to rebuild—and fast—to avoid another lost season and more lost revenue due to sparse attendance.
Cincinnati likes the idea of grabbing a young quarterback. The only question is if the Bengals brass will pick actually the best QB prospect remaining on the board.
Pro Projection: Leaving the absurd notion that red haired quarterbacks can't have success out this discussion, there are still plenty of reasons to question Andy Dalton's NFL potential.
Dalton was a winner at TCU, but his best asset was his ability to use his legs. A trio of talented receivers helped inflate his passing numbers in the 2010 season, and facing weak secondaries in the Mountain West gave him an even bigger boost.
Ultimately, Dalton has an average arm and would be best suited to serving in a backup role.
Pick Grade: D-
Picking Dalton at No. 35 would be the epitome of settling for a so-called "safe" pick. It's not always a good idea to draft based on strong intangibles.
Just ask the Denver Broncos.