Cowboys QB: Drafting AJ McCarron in Second Round

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Jan 2, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback AJ McCarron (10) celebrates following a touchdown run by running back Derrick Henry (not pictured) during the third quarter of a game against the Oklahoma Sooners at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Profile: AJ McCarron | Height 6’4″ | Weight 214 | Age 23

The three year Alabama starter, who stayed in school for his senior year, is one of seven quarterbacks to win back-to-back titles. He is compared to former Viking Matt Cassel, and Andy Dalton of the Bengals.

While some predict McCarron as no more than an NFL game manager, and an excellent backup quarterback (Read: Not a starter), his success and statistics during his four-year stay at Alabama suggests otherwise.

Of 1,026 passes, McCarron tossed only 15 interceptions. He completed over 65 percent of his throws, tossed 77 touchdowns, and passed for more than 9,000 yards during his college career.

He finished his time at Alabama with a 36-4 record.

Bart Starr and Joe Namath are other famous quarterbacks to come out of Alabama.

Known for his good decision making (he has great size to see over the line), like Tony Romo, McCarron is coveted for his football IQ, work ethic, and proven leadership skills as the head honcho of the team.

Though not known for his legs, the 2013 Heisman runner-up has proven to move the ball with his feet when needed, and is also given credit for checking the ball down to the running back when trouble is near.

So how does the young quarterback fit in Dallas right now?

Based on the notes above, AJ McCarron would be a disaster if asked to jump right in. Now, before you throw your computer, hang on for a few more sentences.

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