When I look at how these Scouts and Analysts regard a QuarterBack, I don't give a rat's ass about how far he can throw it on a wire, or how fast he runs the 40: Anyone who thinks that those Skills are the most critical ones in assessing a QuarterBack's ability to lead a team to a Championship have overlooked the last 90 years of History.
When I look at how these Scouts and Analysts regard a QuarterBack, 90% of my evaluation derives from comments on his Processing Speed, his Decision Making, his Field Vision, his Pocket Presence, and his Mechanics.
Andy Dalton isn't as refined in the cerebral aspects of the game as I would like him to be, but by all accounts he took enormous strides in 2010. His Processing Speed is definitely a concern, and he needs to improve in all aspects of the game. But he's a Scrapper, and I have a strong sense that improve is precisely what he'll do.
If he goes in the 3rd Round, as projected, I'd have to call that too early, because I see him as a Project. Even so, I like his chances of eventual success better than any of the Big 4.
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