Round 1 Pick 24 (Dallas gave New England its first-round pick (27th overall), and its third-rounder, the 90th overall, to move up three spots and also received a fourth-round pick, 119th overall.)
Height: 6-2 | Weight: 225 | 40-Time: 4.52
Excellent size with long arms --- Outstanding athlete --- Plays fast with good acceleration and a burst --- Soft hands and will make the difficult catch --- Aggressive with terrific ball skills and body control --- Fantastic leaping ability --- Strong and Physical --- Knows how to get open, separate and use his big frame --- Great agility and balance and does not go down easy --- Elusive runner with nice vision and instincts --- Is tough and not afraid to go across the middle --- Competitive --- Above average blocker --- Can also contribute as a return man --- Productive.
Immature --- Unreliable --- Just average timed speed --- Not a polished route runner --- Lapses in focus and concentration --- Must adjust to a pro style system --- Intelligence may be an issue --- Limited experience.
Started 19 games in three seasons with the Cowboys --- A consensus All-American selection in 2008 --- Named 1st Team All-Big 12 as a wide receiver and return man in 2008 --- Honored as the Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Year in 2008 --- Averaged 19.6 yards with 3 touchdowns on 22 punt returns and 23.8 yards on 6 kick returns in college ---Product of a very rough upbringing --- Was a high school All-American but struggled in the classroom, in part due to a learning disability --- Was ruled ineligible for most of the 2009 season after lying to NCAA investigators about his interactions with mentor Deion Sanders --- Rare talent with the physical tools to be a gamebreaker at the next level but shaky intangibles could threaten his ability to fulfill that promise --- Every bit as good of a prospect as Michael Crabtree was -- Potentially a true #1 target in the NFL --- Legitimate Top 10 Pick.
Round 2 Pick 23 (Cowboys Give Second Round pick 59 and 4th round pick 125 to move up to second round pick #55
Height: 6-2⅛ | Weight: 236 | 40-Time: 4.76
Good athlete --- Outstanding instincts and awareness --- Active with a non-stop motor --- Excellent Range --- Does a terrific job in pursuit --- A very reliable tackler --- Experienced --- Good strength --- Uses hands well --- Understands angles and leverage --- Smart with a top football IQ --- Super Competitive --- Versatile --- Hard Worker --- Team Leader.
Does not have the ideal size that you look for --- Is not very explosive and lacks a burst --- Tight hips and is not real fluid in coverage --- Isn't stout at the point of attack --- Struggles to take on and disengage from blockers --- Not much of a pass rusher or blitzer --- Durability Concerns.
Was a three-year starter for the Nittany Lions --- Named 2nd Team All-Big Ten in 2007 and 2009 --- Served as a team captain --- Brother, Conor, was a kicker at Pittsburgh (2005-08) --- Missed the entire 2008 season after tearing the ACL in his right knee --- Missed a few games in 2009 with a sprained left knee --- Also excelled in the classroom and was active in the community while in Happy Valley --- The next product of "Linebacker U", following in the footsteps of guys like Jack Ham, Shane Conlan, Andre Collins, LaVar Arrington, Paul Posluszny and Dan Connor just to name a few --- Could project to either inside or outside linebacker at the next level --- Not the most physically gifted prospect but makes up for those deficiencies with top-notch intangibles --- A fantastic football player who will likely be an NFL starter for a long time.
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