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2011 NFL Draft: Mike Mayock on Andy Dalton

LAS VEGAS - OCTOBER 30:  Quarterback Andy Dalton #14 of the Texas Christian University Horned Frogs looks to pass against the UNLV Rebels at Sam Boyd Stadium October 30 2010 in Las Vegas Nevada. TCU won 48-6.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS - OCTOBER 30: Quarterback Andy Dalton #14 of the Texas Christian University Horned Frogs looks to pass against the UNLV Rebels at Sam Boyd Stadium October 30 2010 in Las Vegas Nevada. TCU won 48-6. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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Mike Mayock seems to be pretty high on Andy Dalton.  From his chat yesterday:

I have been really impressed with Andy Dalton ever since I saw him throw the ball last summer at the Manning passing academy. I believe he goes in the first half of the second round. And there are a number of teams with QB needs between 1 and 16. He's a West Coast QB with a good arm. Very good accuracy. And deceptive athletic skills. He reminds me a lot of Kevin Kolb when he came out of Houston.

I think that is a really good comparison, which brings up the question: Why would you give up at least one first rounder for Kolb when you can draft Dalton in the 2nd? When this draft season first started it looked like Dalton would be available in the 3rd round. It is become more and more evident to me that if the Titans plan on drafting Dalton they are going to have to do it with the 39th pick.