Bengals selected Alabama QB A.J. McCarron with the No. 164 overall pick in the 2014 draft.
McCarron (6-foot-3 1/4, 220) made 40 starts for the Crimson Tide, posting a sterling 36-4 record, 77:15 TD-to-INT ratio, and 66.9 completion rate. He ran 4.94 at the Combine, but won't be a plus-yardage running threat in the pros. McCarron's strengths are his pro-style background, ideal build and hand size (10"), accuracy, and decision making. Widely considered a "game manager," McCarron lacks arm strength to drive the ball outside the numbers, and will likely be dependent on a top-notch supporting cast if he ever gets a chance as a starter. He's not going to supplant Andy Dalton this year or down the line.
Sat, May 10, 2014 03:12:00 PM