Andy Dalton and his draft status

Now that TCU quarterback Andy Dalton has finished his career, many have been left wondering how his skills will translate on the next level.

Todd McShay, director of college scouting for Scouts Inc., was at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., and shared his thoughts on Dalton and two other TCU players with pro potential-- offensive lineman Marcus Cannon and all-purpose player Jeremy Kerley. You need an insider subscription to read the entire blog post, but I will provide you a few snippets of what McShay has to say.

On Dalton: McShay has concerns about his size (6-foot-1) and ability to throw consistently in the "intermediate and vertical" areas of the field. But, he believes Dalton is worthy of a third or fourth-round pick because he could be brought along on the cheap and turned into a solid backup or even an adequate starter.

On Cannon: McShay has concerns about his lack of lateral mobility, and believes he would be best suited to play guard in the NFL for a power running team. He sees Cannon coming off the board on Day 2.

On Kerley: McShay writes, "He's a bit overrated in the sense that his pro potential doesn't match his college production." He notes Kerley's size (5-9, 189 pounds) and believes he is no better than a fifth-round prospect.

McShay also shares his thoughts on several Wisconsin prospects in the same post, so check out the link if you can.