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2011 NFL Draft Picks: Cowboys Select Shaun Chapas, FB, Georgia

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With the 220th pick overall (18th in the 7th round), the Dallas Cowboys selected fullback Shaun Chapas from Georgia. Not much of a runner, a willing blocker, and by some accounts, a very able blocker.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The captain for Georgia last season, Chapas is a snap-to-whistle player, relying more on effort and guile than skill and talent. While he has the prototypical size to be a fullback in the NFL, he does not have the advanced receiving skills to be versatile enough for the H-back position. Chapas, though, is one of those players who will churn out a needed yard or two. His biggest strength is his initial impact as a blocker, often driving the opponent back, and maintains that aggressiveness throughout the play. A coach's player, Chapas will likely be a late-round selection and a good bet to stick on a roster as a special teams player or be stashed on a practice squad.

Wes Bunting

A taller fullback prospect who exhibits impressive flexibility and overall bend when asked to sit into his stance. Possesses an average first step when pressing the hole, but exhibits good body control and instincts as a lead blocker. Does a nice job quickly locating his target and deciphering information inside. Lacks ideal power/pop on contact and isn't a guy who will consistently overwhelm defenders off the football. But is strong enough to initially create enough of a surge to seal his man from the play. Does a nice job breaking down in tight quarters, extending his arms and sealing on perimeter runs. Also, drops his pad level well into contact and looks natural cutting down defenders off his frame in space.

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