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7th round Cowboys select Caleb McSurdy ILB Montana

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by BrAinPaiNt, Apr 28, 2012.

  1. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    And that is it for today. Next will be signing UDFAs.
  2. jblaze2004

    jblaze2004 Well-Known Member

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  3. Teague31

    Teague31 Defender of the Star

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  4. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    lol okay then. Obviously we have no qualms with either line as they currently stand. Excellent.
  5. cds99

    cds99 Member

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    Can says i know of him
  6. JTHonza

    JTHonza New Member

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    I thought they've been signing UDFA every few rounds today
  7. Shinywalrus

    Shinywalrus Active Member

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    You were going to be made more comfortable by us expending a 7th round pick than signing the 3 or 4 linemen we'll get in UDFAs? hehe
  8. DanteEXT

    DanteEXT Well-Known Member

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    They looked happy about him in the war room. Or maybe it was that the draft was over for them.
  9. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    12. Caleb McSurdy Montana 5.10 6-1 1/4 245 4.92

    Notes:
    The Idaho prep was an all-state linebacker and tight end as a senior and was the state champion in both the shot put and the discus as a junior. Played in all 16 games as a true freshman in 2008, recording 18 tackles, zero tackles for loss and zero sacks with one forced fumble. In ’09, he posted 32-0-0 with two pass breakups and one interception in 15 games. Made all 11 starts in ’10 and paced the team in tackles with 112-7 1⁄2-1⁄2 with two pass breakups and one forced fumble. Was named Big Sky Defensive Player of the Year in ’11, registering 131-9-4 with two pass breakups, two interceptions and two forced fumbles in 14 starts. Also participated in the throwing events for the Montana track squad. Team captain.

    Positives:
    Form tackler generates pop on contact. Excellent two-year production. Extremely tough and competitive. Very consistent, hardworking and durable. Plays hard and competes. Takes on blockers with physicality. Works hard in the weight room.

    Negatives:
    Short arms. Tight hips. Average athlete (and showed stumbling in Combine drills). Heavy-legged short-stepper — has marginal foot speed and can be outflanked to the perimeter. Not explosive (30-inch vertical). Not stout at the point. Liability in man coverage — cannot keep pace with backs. Marginal competition.

    Summary:
    Try-hard, productive Big Sky standout who might be relegated to a backup, two-down thumper role. Lack of versatility detracts from value and will have to earn his way on special teams.
  10. cdewsxzaq

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    Crap! I was hoping we would get that Matt Johnson guy in the seventh! Oh well...

    ...Wait a second!
  11. kmp77

    kmp77 Active Member

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    I guess OL and DL doesn't matter?
  12. jblaze2004

    jblaze2004 Well-Known Member

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    don't mean to overrate 40 times but a 4.97????? But he has great instincts.
  13. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    Overview

    McSurdy was a force in the Big Sky Conference in his senior year, recording 114 tackles and 7.5 tackles for loss. He is a thick, short inside linebacker who doesn't have great speed but should be able to use his strength, instincts and tackling ability to find playing time early and often at the next level. He could be selected in the late rounds to a team seeking linebacker depth.
    Analysis
    Strengths
    McSurdy is a very instinctual linebacker who relies on his play recognition and pre-snap keys to put himself in a strong position to make plays. He is a quick-twitched mover once the ball is snapped and easily sniffs out run plays. He is a solid, reliable wrap-up tackler on the inside and shows a polished ability to dip his hips, fend off a low block and make a quick move towards the ball.
    Weaknesses
    McSurdy is a bit undersized for the inside linebacker position. Given his inexperience with top-line collegiate play, he could struggle against bigger offensive linemen working toward the second level in the NFL. He struggles against tight ends.
  14. Gaede

    Gaede Well-Known Member

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    I like this guy. Cool name too
  15. cowboyjoe

    cowboyjoe Well-Known Member

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    Caleb McSurdy NFL Combine Results


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    Height: 73 inches
    Weight: 245 pounds
    Wonderlic: N/A
    Position: ILB
    College: Montana
    Draft Class: 2012
    Measurables40 Yard Dash: 4.97 seconds
    20 Yard Dash: N/A seconds
    10 Yard Dash: N/A seconds
    Bench Press: 26 reps (225 lb)
    Vertical Leap: 30.0 inches
    Broad Jump: 90 inches
    Shuttle: 4.28
    Three Cone:
  16. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    If you cant cover you cant play in the league. Throw away pick.
  17. Shinywalrus

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    "I went out and did that and felt pretty decent." McSurdy also re-tested in the 40-yard dash, and lowered his time from 4.97 at the combine to 4.68 and 4.70. "Coach (Aric) Williams had me at 4.66," McSurdy added. "I think he might've given me the home-town discount. But, good day."

    Self-deprecating. I like it.
  18. EGG

    EGG Well-Known Member

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    You're finally catching on,,,

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  19. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    When the name first popped up I thought of Norm McDonald playing Burt Reynolds on Celebrity Jeopardy on SNL and changing his name to Turd Ferguson.

    Yes I am warped
  20. jswalker1981

    jswalker1981 Fact > Your Opinion

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    ANALYSIS
    STRENGTHS McSurdy is a very instinctual linebacker who relies on his play recognition and pre-snap keys to put himself in a strong position to make plays. He is a quick-twitched mover once the ball is snapped and easily sniffs out run plays. He is a solid, reliable wrap-up tackler on the inside and shows a polished ability to dip his hips, fend off a low block and make a quick move towards the ball.
    WEAKNESSES McSurdy is a bit undersized for the inside linebacker position. Given his inexperience with top-line collegiate play, he could struggle against bigger offensive linemen working toward the second level in the NFL. He struggles against tight

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