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A Pats writer mentioned these three as small school talent

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by Joe a Cowboys fan, Apr 6, 2006.

  1. Joe a Cowboys fan

    Joe a Cowboys fan New Member

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    "Is there any player out there who has caught your eyes from the smaller schools? I remember Gil Brandt was a genius at doing this. Not always going to the big schools for talent. Thanks.
    Bob Sulik

    Well Bob, I’m no Gil Brandt but one guy I really like is New Mexico receiver Hank Baskett. He was very productive for a team that ran the ball most of the time, eclipsing 1,000 yards receiving on 67 receptions as a senior. The other thing I really like about Baskett is he’s physical. Playing in a run-first offense, he became a very good blocker. Baskett said at the Combine he was proud of his blocking skills and at 6-3, he’s a good red zone target.

    Two other guys to watch out for are Chris Gocong – an undersized pass rusher from Cal Poly and Danieal Manning – a big, fast corner from Abilene Christian. Both players were extremely productive at the small school level, especially Gocong who finished his career with 42 sacks. At 6-3, 260, Gocong will probably end up as a 3-4 edge rusher in the NFL.
    -Tom Casale"

    The Pats have been real good with scouting players recently so I thought I would bring these here and see what you guys thought. Where will they fit in the draft?
  2. Woods

    Woods Well-Known Member

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    I would imagine all 3 are on the Cowboy's radar.

    As for Manning, it seems he has the physical ability to play Safety as well as CB. And he's good good speed. I think he could go in the 4-5th round.

    We all know about Gocong. The Cowboys might have had him in for a visit (or he's coming in). I don't remember which. Again, I think he's probably a 4-5 rounder.
  3. Joe a Cowboys fan

    Joe a Cowboys fan New Member

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    Well I read a Cowboys writer postulating that Henry or Reeves might get some reps at FS and that Jerry wasn't inclined to go with a first or second rounder on a FS based on the quality available. Or so he was quoted as saying. Good morning Woods. (%
  4. VACowboy

    VACowboy Well-Known Member

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    Manning isn't exactly "big."
  5. Bob Sacamano

    Bob Sacamano Benched

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    Manning actually did play some S in college, he's also reported to be an amazing punt returner
  6. Sitting Bull

    Sitting Bull Active Member

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    Manning is one of my favorite players in the draft. Gosselin was talking him up as a sleeper last Fall. I think we are targeting him at FS because of the bonus he brings as a return man.

    Good Article/scouting report:

    Interesting combine interview where Manning comes across very well and tells a room full of reporters from across the nation how Dallas is the team he wants to play for

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