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Antonio Cromartie was a freak at Florida State for two years, and then he blew out his knee before his junior season. The CB is now moving back up draft boards due to some incredible workouts this offseason. This Yahoo article has Dallas as a team that's interested.

According to John Murphy of Next Level Scouting, Cromartie has drawn strong interest from seven teams: the Kansas City Chiefs, Miami Dolphins, San Diego Chargers, Dallas Cowboys, Cincinnati Bengals, Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots.

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The last few weeks would have been impressive for any corner, but for one the size of Cromartie - 6-foot-2¼ and 203 pounds - they were downright unique. With the NFL's elite cornerbacks standing between 5-10 and 5-11 and weighing 190 pounds (like all of the starters in this year's Pro Bowl), the big corner has been largely absent - or playing safety. But few corners have displayed the athleticism and coverage ability in college that Cromartie did during his first two seasons at Florida State.

"He's a great big, physical guy," said Florida wideout Chad Jackson, who also is expected to be a first-round pick. "He's got great size and great speed. He's a tall guy, and he should be able to play the safety spot or the cornerback spot. Honestly, I was surprised to see him at the cornerback spot when I played against them."


Since I'm an ACC guy I've watched quite a few of Cromartie's games and he was a stud. He's now being projected in the late first round with the possibility of moving up to the middle of the first.

From KFFL.com:

Cowboys | Cofield to visit
NFL Draft prospect DL Barry Cofield (Northwestern) is scheduled to have a pre-draft visit with the Dallas Cowboys.

So who is Barry Cofield? Glad you asked. From Draft Countdown:

Barry Cofield  Height: 6-4 | Weight: 304 | 40-Time: 4.94
Strengths:
Has good size and a big frame...Athletic with good speed and quickness...Very strong and powerful...Plays with good leverage and gets a push...Does a superb job of locating the ball...Stout at the point and defends the run very well...Smart with good intangibles...Has a lot of experience and proved to be very durable.

Weaknesses:
Is not a great pass rusher or sack artist...Tends to wear down and needs to increase his stamina...Lacks a nasty demeanor on the field and can be more aggressive...Never focused on one position...Might be a DE / DT 'tweener.

Notes:
Played defensive tackle as a freshman and senior and then defensive end in between...Could play in the middle of a 4-3 or even shift outside to defensive end in a 3-4 scheme...The type who does everything well but nothing great...Definitely has some intriguing physical tools and the success Luis Castillo had should help.