Cowboys ran the secondary drills at Georgia Southern pro day

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  1. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG]Georgia Southern
    Lavelle Westbrooks and Jerick McKinnon were the focus of pro-day attention at Georgia Southern.

    Westbrooks ran the forty in similar times to his combine performance. The players ran on grass, and most had Westbrooks clocked at 4.65s, though some watches did read 4.60s. He did a solid job in drills, but most scouts feel Westbrooks will be a last-day/late-round pick.

    McKinnon stood on his combine numbers and looked good in both defensive back and running back drills. He was fluid, smooth and for the most part looked natural in the secondary. Westbrooks played some DB early in his GSU career.

    The Dallas Cowboys ran the secondary drills while the Philadelphia Eagles and Oakland Raiders headed the running back drills.
  2. morasp

    morasp Well-Known Member

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    2013: Second-team All-Southern Confernece after starting in all 10 games played. Recorded two interceptions. 2012: Played in 13 games and started 12. Had a 72-yard interception return for a touchdown against Samford. 2011: Played in 13 games and started 12. 2010: Played in 13 games, starting in seven.

    Nice size and press strength. Functional in run support -- leverages the field and takes good angles. Solid, face-up tackler. Efficient pedal. Good plant and drive. Aggressive jumping routes when he sees it. Good closing speed.
    Instincts are still developing. Loses phase in transition. Average production on the ball. Regularly matched up against inferior competition.
    Draft Projection
    Rounds 4-5
    Bottom Line
    A good-sized, shuffle-and-bail corner who dropped considerable weight to move from free safety. Has athletic tools that could warrant refining for a patient position coach.
  3. Chris in Arizona

    Chris in Arizona I am Death

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    Yep, supposedly we like him(McKinnon) at DB. Could be an interesting player.

    Here he is running away from one of my top pet cats (Ronald Powell). They beat Florida without completing a pass.
  4. JPostSam

    JPostSam Well-Known Member

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    interesting indeed.

    "We noted before the Combine that former Georgia Southern quarterback Jerick McKinnon would work out with the running backs in Indianapolis as he attempts to show NFL teams that he can play a different position as a pro. So how did McKinnon do?

    He did as well as any player at any position, at least in terms of showing off his raw athletic ability. McKinnon ran a 4.41-second 40-yard dash, had a 40.5-inch vertical jump, broad-jumped 11 feet, and bench pressed 225 pounds a whopping 32 times. The Wall Street Journal crunched all the numbers from the Combine and concluded that no player at any position did better than McKinnon in all the various measurements of strength, speed and athletic ability."
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  5. cowboyschmps3

    cowboyschmps3 Well-Known Member

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    If we are interested in him as running back I wouldn't mind. Why change him positions with our history of projects at the DB position
  6. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    DB seems like an odd position for him. He's less than 5-9 tall.
  7. starfrombirth

    starfrombirth Well-Known Member

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    Wow! 4th - 5th rnd ... I'd take him.
  8. Aven8

    Aven8 Well-Known Member

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    Sounds right up our ally. Another project pet we are smarter then you guys pick.
  9. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    No more middle round athletic players we try to make DBs out of please.
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  10. casmith07

    casmith07 Attorney-at-Zone

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    If Matt Johnson can't make the roster, this is the kind of player that you want to add for developmental purposes. He probably wouldn't dress the first year, but could turn into something down the road.
  11. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    Jerick McKinnon | Running Back
    Team: Georgia Southern Eagles
    Age / DOB: (21) / 5/3/1992
    Ht / Wt: 5'9' / 209

    ESPN's Mel Kiper believes Georgia Southern RB Jerick McKinnon would be a steal beyond the third-round.
    McKinnon is easily the top athlete among draft eligible running backs and display SEC caliber speed against Florida. He comes from a team that ran the triple-option, so McKinnon might need some time to get comfortable in a more traditional scheme that forces different reads. While he displayed pass protection during the pre-draft process, there aren't many exposures on film. McKinnon is a converted quarterback. Apr 3 - 4:34 PM
    Source: Mel Kiper on Twitter

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