Friday, April 29, 2011

Dalton should be picked quickly on Day 2

After watching teams like Tennessee and Minnesota reach on questionable quarterbacks like Jake Locker and Christian Ponder way earlier than expected in the 1st Round of the NFL Draft last night, it looked like Andy Dalton would also have his name called soon. Seattle, who many felt would draft Dalton to join fellow Frogs David Hawthorne and Clint Cresham on the Seahawks' roster, did not pick him and as you know he's now fallen completely out of the first round.

But according to ESPN, the Cincinnati Bengals attempted to trade back into Round 1 in order to select Dalton with the 32nd overall pick that the Packers eventually used to select Derek Sherrod. The Bengals have the third selection of tonight's second round, which is the 35th overall pick. The fact that they wanted to move up three spots would seem to indicate that they are not the only team who wants to draft him.

Both Todd McShay and Mel Kiper have Dalton going to Cincinnati at #35, so don't expect him to stay on the board for very long after the Draft gets re-started at 5:00pm. New England and Buffalo have the 33rd and 34th picks, so watch out for a possible trade involving a team that wants to beat the Bengals to the punch.

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