King has the Dolphins selecting Dalton with their 15th pick. This is what King says in his mock:
Of the 19 teams that worked out Dalton individually or hosted him for a visit, none was as exhaustive as the Dolphins, and I hear they liked what they saw. I could see them trading down—they're desperate to recoup the second-round pick they lost in the Brandon Marshall deal—and taking either Dalton or Arkansas QB Ryan Mallett later. With solid running backs available in the middle rounds, Miami won't go for Alabama's Mark Ingram here.
We don't know who King is hearing these things from. For all we know he's pulling this right out of his Starbucks swilling ass. "I'm Peter King! Wes Welker answers my texts! People will believe anything I say!"
But suppose the Dolphins are as enamored by Dalton as King says they are. It would kinda make sense, given that Dalton has a reputation for being super smart, is kind of a boy scout, and his mother isn't a dirty, dirty whore.
Here's the goods on Dalton:
- He's really accurate
- Extremely high football IQ
- Takes care of the football
- Has great work ethic
- Is a great leader
- Mobile with good pocket presence.
- Makes up for lack of arm strength with ability to place the ball anywhere
Holy assnuts, he's the Ginger Chad Pennington!
And that's probably why the Dolphins will take him.
But because my knowlege of Dalton begins and ends with his gingerness, I asked our very own CK Parrot, who has been all over newspaper, radio and now the NFL Network, about what he thinks of The Ginger Hammer. He then proceeded to bombard my twitter account with his opinion.
Here's a hint: CK hates his ginger ass:
"I just can't get with the program on Dalton AT ALL. You can have bad plays here and there, especially against like Alabama but dozens (yes dozens) of bad plays against the likes of Colorado State, San Diego State and Oregon State? Really? On a guy that has nothing special physically & might not in fact have enough physical ability to even cut it at the next level?"
Some of Dalton's other weaknesses include being too short, having simply adequate arm strength, needs help with his footwork and, probably more importantly, is a ginger.
But since when does this regime ever evaluate dudes based on talent and bad plays?
Dalton could be Jeff Ireland's wet dream. Dude is a hall monitor, a below average athlete, and a ginger. "He's perfect!" Jeff Ireland probably said when given game film of Dalton throwing several interceptions to the Colorado State secondary.
Verdict: Meh. Not too fired about this dude given all I've heard up to this point. Feels too safe. And safe means shitty. That's probably why I'm rolling so hard with The Wangsta.