Now, I personally think that "Marty B" just had a bad season and I'd see what he has left in him for another season. However, word on the street is that his work ethic isn't the greatest. I don't see him really becoming an elite tight end until he grows up, possibly drops the "Marty B" moniker and gets serious about his practice/preparation.
All of that aside, the reason for this post is out of a curiosity standpoint to see who else might find this as an interesting proposition. We all have heard the rumor that it was Martellus Bennet that the Bengals contacted us about just before the trade deadline last year. There is still talk about the Cowboys entertaining offers for him.
The scenario I have is to trade Bennet for a draft pick or two and pick up a rookie with that pick. I think we could easily get a 3rd round pick for him and maybe a 5th or 6th or something. The Rookie that I would say we pick up with the newly acquired picks would be Dennis Pitta, TE BYU.
If there is anyone reading this that watched EVERY SECOND of the NFL draft combine like I did would know how great of a workout he had and if you have seen the tape on him (or just watched the games) you know how big of an impact he makes and how he can move the chains. Now, given that he wasn't exactly a part of the SEC or Pac-10 conference or anything like that. But no matter what team it was he seemed to always produce. He isn't a polished blocker but hey, no Rookie is an pro-bowler when they step into training camp. But who better to learn from than the leagues most complete TE Jason Witten and one of the best O-Line coaches around in Hudson Houck for some blocking technique. I think he could improve our double tight set and be a great target in the end zone. Tape and preparation/work ethic is a strength of anyone coming out of BYU as it is what the coach stressed. Look at what is said about Austin Collie and what he did. I think Dennis Pitta will explode onto the scene just as Austin Collie did last year (though likely he won't have Peyton Manning throwing to him).
Just a side note, this won't happen because the Cowboys have not invited him to Valley Ranch for a visit. If they get a player that they didn't invite, its in the 7th or UDFA, and Pitta will be gone by mid-3rd round. So unless they use one of their few remaining spots to invite him to Valley Ranch, we won't see this happen. So why even post this? Well because I love talking NFL football, especially Cowboy Football.
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