Friday, April 29, 2011

Bengals pick Dalton in 2nd Round

As expected, the Cincinnati Bengals selected Andy Dalton with the 35th overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. With it looking like the Carson Palmer era of Bengals football is coming to a close, Dalton could have a chance to start as a rookie this fall...if there is an NFL season this fall.


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.

DCTF takes on the "rebuilding or reloading" question

If you're a football junkie like myself, you'll enjoy the Friday morning mailbag that the staff of Dave Campbell's Texas Football has been posting on texasfootball.com. In today's mailbag, DCTF writers Travis Stewart and Greg Tepper take on a Frog-related question that comes from a name you might recognize...

More new helmet pics

Since nothing seems to increase traffic like posts about new football uniforms, I should point out that Angry Trey's got some close-up pictures of the new helmets from different angles on his blog right now.



Morning Dump

Baseball:
TCU, Winkler cruise past BYU 12-6
Star-Telegram

TCU pitcher Purke has shoulder soreness, no injury
Star-Telegram

Football:
Dalton misses first round, shouldn't miss second
Star-Telegram

Patterson sticks with successful run at TCU
Wichita Falls News Times Record News