Signed by Cowboys Cowboys sign OL Dan Skipper

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  1. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    Excellent point. Skipper is not even close to Irving in terms of kick blocking total reach once you add in the Vert.
     
  2. Bullflop

    Bullflop Well-Known Member

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    33" arms are outlandishly short for one with Skipper's height. Not so good for pass protection vs. DEs.
     
  3. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    He played well against Myles Garrett.
     
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  4. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    They say height offsets lack of arm length. I can't explain the physics of it, but Joe Thomas 6-7, 32-1/2" was the best LT in the league for many years. Some people say if he was 6-4 it would have been harder for him to excel with the short arms.

    I think it will be hard for him not to get called for holding. The temptation would be to put his hands on top the the pass rushers shoulder pads and press down. Some refs will likely call that holding while other might not.
     
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  5. Deep_Freeze

    Deep_Freeze Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I like him as a PS guy, don't think he will make the roster right now.

    Gotta give him credit, he did take Myles to the woodshed.
     
  6. CalPolyTechnique

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    I'm glad to see folks are at least using Skipper and Irving's actual heights and not artificially inflating their heights ala Rico Gathers supposedly being 6'-8".
     
  7. Bullflop

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    Pass protection was reportedly the area he needs to work on the most upon his introduction to the pro level. They'll probably be working on his tendency to stand up too straight at times and teach him to bend at the knees more. Hopefully, he'll get into that habit and find success for us.
     
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  8. TwoDeep3

    TwoDeep3 Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    I thought he was a tackle. Am I wrong?
     
  9. Bullflop

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    He was in college, although there's speculation he'll be tried at both OT and G at the pro level. I can't help but think RT will be his best bet.
     
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  10. PJTHEDOORS

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  11. dallasdave

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    :lmao::laugh::lmao2:
     
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  12. TwoDeep3

    TwoDeep3 Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Yes, he damn near blots out the sun.
     
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  13. xwalker

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  14. stasheroo

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  15. dallasdave

    dallasdave Well-Known Member

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    Well we know he is very big 290 pounds and should be a great red zone player and chain mover :yourock:
     
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  16. PJTHEDOORS

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    So people vary what the official height is. In Baylor he was 6-8. In the NFL he is 6-6. Depends on who's tape measure one believes.
     
  17. jobberone

    jobberone Kane Ala Staff Member

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    Guard or tackle, 6-10 is tall. We'll see. Should have long arms. Let's see the feet and bend.
     
  18. CalPolyTechnique

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  19. conner01

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    Watched him a lot in college. He plays too straight up. If he can master proper technique he has a shot but his height allows speed guys to literally get under him. It can be overcome but he will have to really put in the work to learn how to play with the height disadvantage
    Hopefully he can because I'd love to see him and irving beside each other on fg's. He is very good at blocking kicks
     
  20. diefree666

    diefree666 Well-Known Member

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    combine numbers are usually the most reliable. Since everyone is watching.
     
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