Here’s a snippet of what he said on the radio show:
“… I think Dalton is going to go higher than people think. In the last two weeks, when I have been calling around, talking to people around the league about the draft, Andy Dalton and Christian Ponder are red hot, and those two guys, I think, are both going to get picked higher than people think, because they are more ready to play.”
Obviously, I wasn’t listening to the show, so I’m not exactly sure what “more ready to play” means. But if I had to venture to guess, based on a lot of projection material I’ve read and watched, it seems scouts are really encouraged by Ponder’s football knowledge. He seems to really have a good grasp on managing an offense, leading a team and understands the way the pro game is played better than some of his draft hopeful brethren. That, could go a long way for the right-hander from Colleyville, Texas.