Wednesday’s Words for Success; Pre-Draft Edition

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Oct 15, 2011; Lawrence, KS, USA; Oklahoma Sooners wide receiver Ryan Broyles (85) catches a pass before a game against the Kansas Jayhawks at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-US PRESSWIRE

Round 3 (81st overall):
Ryan Broyles, WR, Oklahoma.  The Cowboys hit on an injured prospect in Sean Lee two drafts ago, and the jury is still out on ILB Bruce Carter, but I see the Cowboys continuing to cash in on injured prospects.  Ryan Broyles currently holds the record for receptions in the NCAA, and was a consensus 1st round pick before tearing his ACL on November 5th.  Broyles has had a fast recovery and ran his 40 yd dash in the 4.5 time frame, showing teams that he is well on the road to recovery.  With Jerry Jones’ closeness to former OU head coach, Barry Switzer, Garrett can get the inside scoop on what makes Broyles tick. And believe me, losing is at the top of his list.

Round 4 (113th overall):
David Molk, C, Michigan.  If anyone likes watching the Cowboys center get pushed around and enjoys watching shotgun snaps fly way over Romo’s head, then this is not the pick for you.  If anyone likes manly men that put up 41 reps of 225lbs on the NFL combine bench press, then this is the Center for you.  Molk spent his years playing center for the Wolverines (tied for awesomeness with the honey badger) and Dennard Robinson. Not too many snaps were taken under center, and Molk has the shotgun snap down.  He is minimally undersized at 6’1″, 295 lbs, but this will only help his leverage.  The Cowboys could use this gym rat protecting Tony Romo, and blocking for DeMarco Murray.

December 18, 2010; New Orleans, LA, USA; Troy Trojans defensive end Jonathan Massaquoi (94) against the Ohio Bobcats during the 2010 New Orleans Bowl at the Louisiana Superdome. Troy defeated Ohio 48-21. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

Round 4 (135th overall):
Jonathan Massaquoi, DE, Troy.  On this pick, Jerry Jones allowed his defensive saving grace in the war room, and DeMarcus Ware picks a pass rushing counterpart from his alma mater, Troy.  One thing from Jonathan’s scouting report and film stood out for me… his speed off the ball.  DeMarcus Ware is considered one of the fastest off the ball, and perhaps he could teach a thing or two to Jonathan.  Listed at 250lbs, Jonathan needs to add some bulk in order to be an effective every down player.  With his current skill set he projects to be a 3rd down/passing situation rusher OLB.  With Anthony Spencer locked up on a 1 year franchise tag deal, this might be just the time to take a chance, and bet on Massaquoi bulking up with the help of Mike Woicek.

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Tags: Barry Switzer Coby Fleener David Molk DeMarcos Ware Jonathan Massaquoi Mark Barron Ryan Broyles

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