Originally Posted by cowboysooner
Show me the video where he knocks an NFL quality defensive lineman off of the line of scrimmage without a double team like Nicks does or big old Cordy Glenn does. He is a really good player but this outside running game stuff is not usually successful at the goal line. I went back and watched him vs. Gerald McCoy and he got knocked back quite a bit and was on the ground. Granted it was junior vs. freshman but I don't know of any other game he played against a good defensive tackle.
He is great on the second level and the edges. It is throwback Jerry Kramer stuff.
I recall a Kung Fu quote: 'Grab the pebble from my hand, Grasshopper, and you will then be ready to go fourth on your own.'
One can see Grasshopper all over David DeCastro. But to claim at the collegiate levels, anyone is going up against a Reggie White or even a Bob Lilly is stretching the imaginations to the level of a Disney Production.
Maturity and balance early on, is a struggle for any High Schooler transitioning even into the Collegiate level. There isn't much chain to the past in a level change from the lower end of a Collegiate career to that of entering the NFL. He's ready now...and at a level that exists well with an entry level for both Eugene Upshaw and the Cowboy's own Larry Allen.
He's a defineable influence on the outside and down field. As he rubs elbows, in the ranks of the NFL, his temperament an dominance will be there. Don't give too much head space and timing to working a slide ruler for failure here.
He's a great interior lineman. No scout or evaluator is having any reservations or labeling problems on this product.
There's no right way to do the wrong thing.
To compete for the playoffs, Dallas has to improve here: Only four sacks against Eli Manning over the past six games!