Hey guys, It’s good to back in the swing of things after experiencing quite a lull in the offseason. As most of you know the Cowboys made quite an array of value picks in this past weekends draft. Many of you aren’t thrilled or are just unaware of where the picks came from so I thought we’d visit each pick, grade it, and let you guys get a better feel of your new Cowboys.
Dez Bryant, Wide Receiver, Oklahoma State: Dez Bryant is a Top 10 talent who fell down to the Cowboys due to over hyped off the field issues. Make no mistake about it, Bryant is a superstar in the making and will give the Cowboys the most productive receiving corps in the NFL.
Career Stats: 147 receptions, 2425 yards 29 touchdowns
Sean Lee, Inside Linebacker, Penn State: Sean Lee is yet another first round talent that dropped due to an injury the season before. Lee is instinctive; he dissects plays marvelously and is comparable to Keith Brooking. Lee gives extreme value to a position that would have soon become a need. Expect great things about of Lee for years to come, he’s your franchise ILB.
Career Stats: 324 Tackles, 3 FF, 3 INTs
Akwasi Owusu-Ansah, Free Safety, Indiana (PA): This is probably the pick you’re most curious about. I’m a Pennsylvania native, so obviously this pick means a lot to me. Akwasi is a versatile, speedy, raw athlete that will be able to evolve into a play making free safety. It will take a year or two but Akwasi has all the potential and intangibles to be Pro Bowl safety. Especially known for his coverage ability.
Sam Young, Offensive Tackle, Notre Dame: Another intriguing prospect, great arm length and skill set, but will more then likely be a career back up with starting potential. I don’t foresee him being the future at any position but I do see him being a capable pack up who can start effectively in case of an injury.
Sean Lissemore, Defensive Tackle, William and Mary: Comparable to Jay Ratliff according to Dallas Cowboys stats; He obviously isn’t going to start. However, I do believe he will be an upgrade in the position and will allow for a more versatile and explosive defensive line in 4 down lineman sets.
Career Stats: 174 tackles 13.5 sacks
Undrafted Rookies to Watch:
Will Barker, OT, Virginia
Phil Costa, G, Maryland
Chris Gronkowski, FB, Arizona
Matt Nichols, QB, Eastern Washington
Lonyae Miller, RB, Fresno State
Chet Teofilo, G, California