Jan 2, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback AJ McCarron (10) walks off the field after a loss to the Oklahoma Sooners in a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Oklahoma defeated Alabama 45-31. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

AJ McCarron has been told he could be a first round pick


AJ McCarron is not considered to be one of the top QB prospects in this year’s draft. But don’t tell that to AJ McCarron, who believes he very well could go in the first round.

Why does AJ McCarron believe this? Because it’s what teams have been telling him.

“They felt like I could go anywhere from 16-35,” McCarron said during an appearance on the Paul Finebaum Show. “I believe that, too. At the same time, I don’t have my hopes set on anything. Whatever happens, happens. It’s a blessing for me to even be in this situation.”

It’s interesting that McCarron would pinpoint 16 as his ceiling, since that’s where the Dallas Cowboys will be picking.

The Cowboys have been connected to Johnny Manziel with that pick, but most don’t think Manziel will be available.

Would the Cowboys really use the #16 to pick AJ McCarron with an eye toward grooming him to succeed Tony Romo?

That seems way too high for McCarron, who projects as a second round QB at best according to most experts.

The scouts believe McCarron has a good head for the game, but is a little lacking when it comes to arm strength. He certainly isn’t anywhere near being in Tony Romo’s league when it comes to slinging the ball around.

I would have a hard time seeing Jerry Jones picking AJ McCarron to be the new Romo. Unless Jerry just has a huge thing for Katherine Webb. Then maybe it could happen.

Not to gross anyone out or anything. Okay, sorry. Brain bleach.

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