Scouts Inc. - Intriguing mid round prospects standing out on film

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  1. Risen Star

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    By Steve Muench

    Film study continues to dominate in preparation for the upcoming NFL combine (Feb. 22-28), and plenty of prospects are making positive impressions.

    Here's a look at five mid-to-late-round players who have stood out to me in recent days and which teams could be interested in the skills they bring to the table. Non-seniors are denoted with an asterisk.

    Ole Miss OT Bobby Massie*
    (Scouts Inc. Grade: 76)

    Massie could have improved his draft stock by returning to school for another year and working on his technique, especially sinking his hips and staying low, but he's still in the Day 2 range because he has the tools to become a starter at right tackle in the NFL.

    At 6-foot-6 and 320 pounds, Massie uses his effective kick step, wide frame and long arms to mask his average initial quickness and protect the edge. He's also an effective positional run-blocker who moves laterally well enough to play in a zone-blocking-heavy scheme like the one the Washington Redskins run. Massie could give the Redskins insurance should RT Jammal Brown continue to have problems staying healthy, and with restricted free agent G Kory Lichtensteiger coming off a season-ending knee injury, Massie could slide inside and play guard until or unless he's needed at tackle.
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    Muench actually links the Cowboys to one of the players on his list....

    Miami WR Travis Benjamin (47)
    Benjamin' checks in at just 5-10 and 164 pounds, so his ability to stay healthy and match up physically at the next level is an obvious concern. It will also be interesting to see how big his hands are when measured at the combine, because film study shows him dropping a good number of passes. His speed gets him on this list, though.

    Benjamin is fast enough to climb over the top of the coverage, break away after a catch and provide big plays in the return game. The Dallas Cowboys are an interesting possibility, even if WR Laurent Robinson returns. Benjamin could offer some value on Day 3 with his potential to give the punt return unit a much-needed boost and push for playing time in four- or five-wide receiver sets.
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  3. jnday

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    Massie has been one of my pet cats from the moment that he declared for the draft . I hope the Cowboys will take a look at him as a guard and swing tackle . Thanks for posting .

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