No one should be too surprised that San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh was spotted at TCU's pro day Friday, specifically to check out quarterback Andy Dalton. Gil Brandt of NFL.com said there appeared to be considerable interest in Dalton – also on hand to watch him throw were Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden and Jacksonville OC Dirk Koetter.
Dalton, like Florida State QB Christian Ponder, can probably be picked up in the late first or early second round, making it even more likely the 49ers will pass on Cam Newton of Auburn and Blaine Gabbert of Missouri, despite what some analysts have written.
Matt Bowen of the National Football Post tweeted this: "Makes sense for Niners' Harbaugh to be at TCU pro day. Pro Style QBs (Dalton, Ponder, Stanzi, etc.) are a better fit than 1st round talent."
Dalton (6-2¼, 210 pounds) was clearly the star of the day, throwing 50 balls that Brandt said were all catchable. He probably improved his status to a second-round pick.