Andy Dalton could contribute in the NFL
The Arizona Cardinals signed former BYU QB Max Hall as a rookie free agent following the 2010 draft, and while Hall didn't light things up in his first career start two weeks ago against the defending champion New Orleans Saints, he played well enough for the Cardinals to get the win.
Hall doesn't have ideal arm strength and his height is an issue so it's unlikely he'll ever develop into a franchise quarterback, but he is showing he can manage an offense well enough for his team to win and that's all that matters in the NFL.
Here's a look at three 2011 quarterback prospects with middle-to-late round grades who, like Hall, may never be clear-cut No. 1 NFL quarterbacks but could develop into valuable backups who get the job done when called upon.
They don't grade out higher because of the risk-reward trade-off involved in drafting them, but all three have the tools to succeed like Hall has.
What gives TCU's Andy Dalton a chance in the NFL? And which SEC and Big Ten prospects join Dalton as potential late-round steals in the 2011 draft? Steve Muench has all the answers for ESPN Insiders.