As we did with DeMarco Murray, to get a scouting report on new draft pick Bill Nagy, we talked to SB Nation's Wisconsin blog, Bucky's Fifth Quarter, for the scoop.
Scouting report after the jump...
While Bill Nagy getting drafted was a pretty big surprise, I can see why the Cowboys took a chance on him with the third to last pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. Nagy never reached his full potential at Wisconsin mainly because of a moped accident in the offseason before his junior year. Riding home one night, Nagy was blindsided by a car that ran a red light and he suffered a broken wrist, broken heel and ligament damage in his right foot. He was projected to start at guard that fall, but was severely limited and only managed to play in three games. Meanwhile, he was passed on the depth chart and as Wisconsin boasted one of the most dominant offensive lines in the country in 2010, Nagy was the odd man out at no fault of his own. Still a coach favorite, his versatility made him an ideal sixth man on the line and he ended up starting eight of the 13 games his senior year playing center, guard and even tight end/fullback.
At 6’3, 318, Nagy will probably never be more than a center in the NFL, but he may end up being a pretty solid backup who can stay on a roster for years. His versatility will likely make him a specialist off the bench. Who knows, he may even end up as a longsnapper. But who’s to say he can’t end up as a starter? It’s very possible Nagy’s best days are still ahead of him. He had an unlucky career at Wisconsin, but there’s little question he can play. Every time he stepped on the field, he was reliable. The Cowboys obviously did their homework on Nagy and he may end up being a sleeper.