Former TCU QB Andy Dalton participated in the school’s pro day on Friday.
Dalton, according to one personnel source on hand, went 49 of 52, and two of the incompletions were dropped passes. Pro day performances shouldn’t be overvalued because they are a small part of the process, but he did quite well. And 39 of the passes were 17 yards or more.
On one throw, he rolled out right and completed a 60-yard pass on the run, which is important when you look at his arm strength. The one legitimate knock on Dalton is his perceived lack of ideal arm strength. However, there are certain times when he has shown better than expected power on his throws.
In an interesting aside to Dalton’s performance, WR Jeremy Kerley hit Dalton on a 50-yard pass on final passing drill. Kerley was a great high school baseball player. Kerley has an extremely strong arm from talking to personnel sources who studied him as a high school player.
During last month’s NFL Combine, Dalton connected on a few deeper sideline throws of more than 40 yards.
During this year’s Rose Bowl game against the University of Wisconsin, Dalton made several solid power throws, which opened some eyes of several personnel evaluators.
A source confirmed Dalton has upcoming private workouts scheduled with the Chicago Bears (Mar. 17), Kansas City Chiefs, Cleveland Browns (next week) and New England Patriots.
He’s also expected to visit the Cincinnati Bengals, Minnesota Vikings and Tennessee Titans among the teams that want to bring him in for a closer look.