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SAEN: Smith studies other LT's--his favorites are?

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  1. CrazyCowboy

    CrazyCowboy Well-Known Member

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    Cowboys draft pick studies work of tackles for Jets, Falcons
    Posted on 04/29/2011 by torsborn

    By Tom Orsborn

    IRVING – Every NFL rookie has a veteran or two he tries to emulate, and Cowboys draft pick Tyron Smith is no exception.

    “Basically, it’s (Jets offensive tackle) D’Brickashaw Ferguson,” Smith said Thursday night after the Cowboys selected him ninth overall. “I’m similar to him in body size when he came out. I watched a lot of film on his style and learned from watching him.”

    Ferguson was the fourth overall pick in 2006. He played at 295 pounds his senior year at Virginia, but tipped the scales at the combine at 312 pounds.

    Smith played last season at USC at 285 pounds, but he weighed in at 310 pounds at the Trojans pro day.

    Smith also looks up to fellow USC alum Sam Baker, who was drafted 21st overall by the Falcons in 2008.

    “I’ve watched a lot of Sam Baker and learned a lot from him,” said Smith, who will be at Valley Ranch this afternoon for a 4 o’clock news conference.

    Baker is 6 foot 5, 307 pounds, which is basically the same size as Smith.
  2. jblaze2004

    jblaze2004 Well-Known Member

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    how can people hate on this pick.....a good offensive line can help the defense by keeping them off the field. Remember bill parcells said that.
    Studying film, work hard to put on weight. The work ethic is there guys. The will and want to seems all there and he has the athletic ability to do it.

    WE WANT FOOTBALL.
  3. Cowboy from New York

    Cowboy from New York Active Member

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    Ferguson? Couldnt have been Pace or Walter Jones. Must be a generational thing.
  4. sureletsrace

    sureletsrace Official CZ Homer

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    The guy is 20. He was born in 1990. Think about it. He's a 90's kid.
  5. jblaze2004

    jblaze2004 Well-Known Member

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    atleast he wants to learn and is watching film and etc. Idk if alex barron did too much of this:D
  6. Cowboy from New York

    Cowboy from New York Active Member

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    Hence my generational comment.
  7. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    it could have been Erik Williams and his head slap. :laugh2:

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