So apparently I don't know how to edit the first post, so anyway here are the answers to your questions!
Originally Posted by TheCoolFan
Tell us how DE Taylor Thompson looks. Might be a good late-round pickup
Taylor Thompson actually went the route of dropping weight, probably about 15-20 pounds, and changing positions to TE... Rather than gaining about 20 pounds to better fit the role of a 3-4 DE. And he looks real good, definitely passes the eyeball test. He's probably about 6'6" 265, and not much fat on him at all, he's shredded.
Taylor ran routes out and caught balls fairly naturally. The experience on the line with that contact is good, coupled with his size, because it gives him some upside as being able to develop into a good blocker. The natural athleticism is a plus as well.
He actually is one of the players I would like the Cowboys to see if they can pick up possibly later in the draft or possibly in UFA, since he is changing positions. He went to Prosper high school so going to SMU shows he probably likes being close to home, I don't see him saying no to an offer for trying to play in Dallas if he hits undrafted free agency.
Originally Posted by DFWJC
Who are the best SMU players in the NFL right now?
I can only think of of a few that have made it lately.
Maybe E Sanders?
or the kicker?
Sanders, Thomas Morstead, Bryan McCann, Chargers' Shawnbrey McNeal and the Patriots' Sterling Moore are all SMU guys who've come out of the draft in the last three years... Also, in the last three years, one of the teams in the Super Bowl had an SMU Rookie on the team and as at least a decent contributor.
Originally Posted by garyv
from another Country because of the havic he creates on opposing QB's plus his Special Teams blocks but I think hes only a Junior but watch out next years Draft for him. I love what he brings to the Game. I can't remember his name.
Margus Hunt the junior from Estonia, has a lot of potential for next year. He was actually at the Pro Day watching... He looked really thin, but he's also listed at 6'8" so if he's the 295 he's listed at, that's probably about 20 pounds too low.. To play a 3-4 end in the league he's going to have to put on about 15-20 pounds at that height.
Here are a few other guys that caught my attention for the Boys...
SS Chris Banjo - The guy looks like a BEAST. He looks like a 5 foot 11 inch ball of muscle, and, walking around with his shirt off, his stomach almost looked as defined as the under part of a turtle shell. He is an explosive athlete and from what I've seen from him in the games he can bring the wood. He's also very smart and a high character kid, he's an inspring story about him from about two years ago that's definitely worth the watch. http://www.the33tv.com/news/kdaf-chr...,7249383.story
WR Terrence Wilkerson - He is another great character kid with natural hands. I believe he made a pair of difficult catches where he had to reach for. He played QB at DeSoto (Yes, with Von Miller and Cyrus Gray and that whole entourage of DeSoto kids at TAMU) but, if I heard right, he got hurt his senior year and had to take the smaller offer from SMU. This guy could very well fill the slot position well, and realistically could be a Patrick Crayton type of player for a long time... Won't quite be a number 1 WR, but a very dependable slot player for years to come.
WR Bradley Haynes - Haynes is bigger guy. 6'3", probably about 220-225. He is going to be more a developmental outside guy. He can go up and make the big catch and also has good body control and caught the exact same type of pass Wes Welker dropped in the super bowl this year during their drills. He also would line up at TE in the very few times SMU lined up with one which gives him good experience as a blocker, which is always a plus for your wideouts.
WR Cole Beasley - He is a smaller white guy in the Wes Welker mold for sure. He doesn't have elite speed but he is cat quick and ran some great routes. Could be a candidate to fill our void in the slot. He has been productive for a few years here, but he tore his knee up mid season as is flying a little under the radar. I know the Cowboys don't seem to like the shorter guys, seeing as how our average height for receivers is probably about 6'2", but he's worth a look.
OG Kelvin Beachum - Beachum is incredibly smart, a four year starter at LT at SMU and about to earn his Masters degree. The biggest knock on him is his height and strength. He's 6'2" so he's automatically getting bumped inside to play guard, and he only had 19 reps of 225 at the combine, something that he'll definitely have to work on throughout his first season/offseason afterwards. But when you watch this guy in drills you can see why he was so successful for so long. He has typewriter quick feet and great hips. He's a natural bender and has great technique. He'll be a backup with decent pass protection capability on the inside early in his career... But if you give him some time to just add the strength, he could develop into a very good interior lineman in this league. He'll probably be anywhere from a 5th round pick to an undrafted free agent.
So yeah, those are some of the guys I think could provide help for the Cowboys at SMU's Pro Day!