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Cowboys select Doug Free at #122

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The pick is: Doug Free - OL - Northern Illinois. A big kid, 6'6", 325 lbs. Goose rated him at #77 on his Top 100 list.

Most services had him as a Day 1 pick, we got very good value here. By taking two tackles in this draft, it looks like we are making sure this is Flozell's last year, and it likely means they want Leonard Davis at guard for the long term.

Here’s NFLDraftCountdown on Free:

Height: 6-61/4 | Weight: 324 | 40-Time: 5.22

Strengths:
Has good size with long arms and a big frame...Has outstanding feet...Very good athlete for the position...Agile and quick with great mobility...Superb balance and body control...Can pull, get out into space and reach the second level...He rarely gets beat outside and can recover from mistakes...Extremely durable and will play through pain...Smart and a hard worker...Great motor...Has a ton of experience.

Weaknesses:
Needs to get stronger and bulk up...Is not overly powerful or dominant and lacks a great initial punch...Does not always finish plays and lacks a killer instinct...Has to play with better leverage...Can get knocked back as a pass protector and does not get a big push in the run game...Did not always play against top competition.

Notes:
Former tight end...Was a four-year starter...May be looked at as a guard by some teams...He battled groin and foot injuries as a senior which led to a decline in play but to his credit he didn't miss any games...Much better prospect than former NIU Husky and current Indianapolis Colt starter Ryan Diem was coming out...More of a finesse blocker but has the physical tools and ability to potentially play left tackle.

Update [2007-4-29 13:1:22 by Grizz]: Here are the Cowboys remaining picks.
6 (#178)  
6 (#200)  
7 (#212)  
7 (#234)  
7 (#237)

Who are your sleepers?