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Is AJ McCarron really a first round pick?

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A lot of pre-draft talk has been directed at top quarterbacks including Blake Bortles and Johnny Manziel. However, two-time national champion AJ McCarron has been largely ignored... until now.

Speaking on the former Alabama quarterback said that after discussions with teams, he believes he can be a first round prospect.

“They felt like I could go anywhere from 16-35. 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 mentions number 16 as a ceiling for his draft status; the Dallas Cowboys currently own that pick and rumors have abounded of late that they would take Johnny Manziel if he fell that far. Would they consider taking McCarron at that point too?

McCarron has been labelled as a game-manager by critics despite his great successes in a very talented college program. High profile analysts have listed the Crimson Tide graduate as the sixth best quarterback.

It seems unlikely that McCarron would be valued as a first-round pick based on what draft analysts have said so far but perhaps the quarterback knows something we don't.

McCarron's situation will certainly be one to watch come draft day.

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