Round 4, Pick 13: Dallas Cowboys select David Arkin, OL from Missouri State . Iyer http://aol.sportingnews.com/nfl/draft/2011/round/4/pick/13 The Cowboys get a sleeper interior lineman whose combination of strength and athleticism gives him starting potential. Lande The Cowboys take a gamble on this small-school player, who has the quickness, speed and athleticism to be effective blocking in space. He played guard and tackle at Missouri State and could play either position in the NFL. To become a starter, he will need to greatly improve his hand use and strength. He is a good small-school prospect with nice upside. 2011 NFL Draft Picks: Cowboys Select David Arkin, T/G, Missouri State - Beefing Up The Line by Dave Halprin on Apr 30, 2011 11:55 AM CDT in Dallas Cowboys 2011 Draft 78 comments Email Print.With the #110 pick in the NFL draft (#13 in the 4th round), the Dallas Cowboys selected offensive lineman David Arkin from Missouri State. A tackle at a lower-level school, Arkin will likely move inside to guard. A versatile guy that could swing between tackle and guard if needed. Versatile is a word that goes with Arkin. 6' 5", 300 lbs. Wasn't projected by most services to go this high in the draft. ..... http://www.bloggingtheboys.com/2011...cowboys-select-david-arkin-t-g-missouri-state The best review I found was from Scott Wright at NFL Draft Countdown, he had him as his #8 guard: Strengths: Has experience at guard and tackle. Great size. Thick thighs. Adequate strength and lateral quickness. Had a strong showing at the East-West Shrine Game. Anchors well. Has strong hands and uses them quickly. Does a good job of sustaining blocks. Weaknesses: Struggled early in the year at a new position as he would keep a poor base when drive blocking, didn’t always finish, and was too high on first contact to the second level. Needs to bend more. Lunges at defenders on the second level. Needs to get stronger. Outlook: Arkin has dominated his entire career at MSU and is one of the most versatile linemen in this draft with good tape at both tackle and guard for at least one full season. I like his ability to swing from guard and tackle as a backup early in his career and believe he could eventually start at guard with improved strength and some coaching. His ability at both positions could draw him up boards as high as 4th or 5th round. http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=81319&draftyear=2011&genpos=OG Name: David Arkin College: Missouri State Number: 77 Height: 6-5 Weight: 300 Position: OG Pos2: OT Class/Draft Year: rSr/2011 40 Time: 5.31 40 Low: 5.23 40 High: 5.38 Projected Round: 5 Stock: High: 3-4 Low: 6-7 Rated number 8 out of 158 OG's 156 / 2088 TOTAL Combine Results Pro Day Results Combine Invite: Yes Height: 6046 Weight: 300 40 Yrd Dash: 5.31 20 Yrd Dash: 3.06 10 Yrd Dash: 1.88 225 Lb. Bench Reps: 25 Vertical Jump: 29 Broad Jump: 08'07" 20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.63 3-Cone Drill: 7.60 5.12/5.24/5.35 40 range before Combine Draft Scout Snapshot: DS Rating on 9-1-10: #12 OG, #192/750 Overall, 6-7 2010: Arkin earned first-team All-MVFC laurels for the second straight year after grading out at 87 percent for the season with 82 knock-down blocks. He started all 44 games of his college career and is just the third MSU player to earn All-MVFC honors four times, also claiming second-team all-conference honors in 2007 and 2008. He also was named to the CoSIDA/ESPN Academic All-America second team and claimed his fourth Academic All-MVFC honor this season...2009: Earned All-MVFC First Team honors after grading out at 87% with 71 knock-downs and starting all 11 games ... Started the first 9 games at right guard before transitioning to left tackle for the final 2 games, due to team injuries ... Earned nod on MVFC All-Academic squad first team...2008: Started all 11 games at right guard and anchored Missouri State offensive line that averaged 312.9 yards per game ... Graded out at 86 percent for the season ... Earned Second-Team All-MVFC honors and All-Academic Second Team distinction ... Claimed MSU Offensive Lineman of the Year honors ...2007: Started all 11 games at right guard ... Named MVFC All-Conference Second Team and All-Academic Second Team ... Named team's Offensive Lineman of the Year...2006: Redshirted. David Arkin/Missouri State football Videos *Automated search based on player first/last name, college team name, football, 3 loading panels, click video to view in full size on this page, watch or fast forward one full video, or open player with red arrow to choose more cuts at the bottom of the big video screen. Click "I'm done watching this" blue link at the top of video to close screen. If available/HQ changes video quality. Draft Scout David Arkin News 03/19/11 - David Arkin looked around his old college football stomping ground and smiled. "The evaluations are pretty much over. Now I can breathe a little bit," Arkin said Friday after Missouri State's second annual "Pro Day" at Plaster Sports Complex. Arkin and seven others put their skills on display in front of representatives from 14 National Football League teams on a brisk, windy morning. Arkin and fellow former MSU offensive lineman Jake Duron drew special attention from Andy Heck, offensive line coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars. Arkin said he doesn't want to speculate about where he might be selected in the NFL draft April 28-30. "I'm just gonna let the chips fall," Arkin said. "I probably won't even watch the draft. "Hopefully I'll get the call at some point, but there's no way I'm going to be able to sit there for three days and agonize." - Lyndal Scranton, News-Leader.com [youtube]UPMYuAFCtBg[/youtube] [youtube]TZHe7Gw78JE&feature=related[/youtube] [youtube]u0z6O_MmiQo&feature=related[/youtube] [youtube]ZVD44FxoQjI&feature=related[/youtube] [youtube]lqG_b32L1rQ&feature=related[/youtube] Note, I think Hos will like this guy, a true sleeper that needs some more growth, and power but is nasty, loves to hit.