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Quarterback A.J. McCarron, anticipating '16-35,' goes 164th in NFL draft
Quarterback A.J. McCarron, anticipating '16-35,' goes 164th in NFL draft

If you think Johnny Manziel had an agonizing wait in the NFL draft, consider the case of former Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron. McCarron, who thought he'd probably go around the mid- to late first round, saw Rounds 1, 2, 3 and 4 slide by until the Cincinnati Bengals made him the 164th pick in the fifth. McCarron had nothing but success at Alabama, winning two national championships and going 36-4 as a starter. He was runner-up to the 2013 Heisman Trophy. During his pre-draft team visits, he told ESPN that "pretty much everyone so far" had given him a first-round grade, and that evaluators "felt like I could go anywhere from 16-35. I believe that, too. At the same...

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