Stand out players that fit the Cowboys draft board from the NFL scouting combine; Day 2

Today in Indianapolis was sort of disappointing. No quarterback ran a sub 4.60 40 yard dash time. Most running back and the wide receivers looked very sloppy on the 3 cone??? although player we expected stood out but a lot of players made a bad showing. Being as tho Dallas should not be focused on running backs, wide receivers and quarterbacks. There is a notion that the Cowboys would like another receiver in the chances that Miles Austin will be dropped if it makes cap sense. The Cowboys could also draft Romo successor in the 5th round. Possibly the 4th if the right player is still available. In the case of running back. With DeMarco Murray not playing a full season, Phillip Tanner not being tendered (and likely on the way out), Jospeh Randle's slow progression and Dunbar playing well but not better than Murray. The Cowboys could select a running back in later rounds as well. So here are the standout from Day 2 that could have their name called by Dallas during the draft.

Jerick McKinnon Georgia Southern - RB- projected 6th/7th round. 4.35 40 yard dash 11'0 broad jump 40 1/2 vertical 32 bench press

Tevin Reese Baylor - WR-  projected 7th round .4.43 40 yard dash 11'0 broad 41 vertical 41 bench press

Nicknamed "Sweet Feet," Reese lived up to his reputation, leading all wide receivers with a 41-inch vertical jump and an 11-foot broad jump after clocking in at 4.46 seconds in the 40-yard dash.

As the numbers suggest, Reese is a phenomenal athlete. Better yet, his athleticism translates onto the field, where 22 of Reese's 25 career touchdowns covered at least 40 yards. As one might expect given his rail-thin 5-10, 163-pound frame, however, Reese relies on his speed to beat defenses over the top, demonstrating little physicality or grit. He predominately ran vertical routes at Baylor and projects as strictly a big play threat in the NFL. Dallas could draft a player like Reese and convert him to a running back.

Willie Snead Ball State - WR- projected drafted free agent 4.60 40 yard dash 9 1/2 broad jump 31 1/2 vertical jump 11 bench press

Snead finished the season with 106 catches (tied for seventh nationally) for 1,516 receiving yards (third) and 15 touchdown receptions (tied for third). All three of those marks set single-season school records. He had 12 catches of at least 30 yards this season.

Snead (5-foot-11, 193 pounds) caught at least five passes in each of Ball State's 13 games this season and caught at least nine in seven contests. He had nine 100-yard games and had at least one TD reception in 10 games. He caught 195 passes, for 24 TDs, in the past two seasons

Aaron Murray Georgia - QB - projected 5th round. 4.94 40 yard dash. Limited in other drills.

I'e been watching Murray all this year and felt he got a bad wrap because most of his play-makers where injured he lost 2 running backs (weeks apart) and other key players. Murray had got the tools to be a starting NFL quarterback and I hope people look over him in the race for Manizel, Bridgwater and others. If Murray can drop to the 5th round I think the Cowboys could really have something. Yes Murray would be a project but this would be an opportunity to have Garrett prove himself.

The combine fastest man is...

Dri Archer Kent State 4.26 40 yard dash 38 vertical 20 bench press.

One could describe Archer as a better athlete than football player, but that’s misleading. Despite his minuscule stature, he is a proven play-maker who compiled 4,980 all-purpose yards over the course of his Golden Flashes career.

A triple threat who can be a runner, receiver and returner, Archer has a shot at a big play any time he has the ball in the open field.As a runner, Archer lacks the size and power to hold up between the tackles as a pro. Even at Kent State, most of his rushing production came when he had big holes in front of him. In the NFL, he won’t see as many big gaps, so he will likely only be effective as an outside runner.

Archer should be able to make some plays as a scat back and receiver out of the backfield, but his potential to play a third-down role is limited by his lack of blocking ability. He was not asked to block often at Kent State and is likely to be overwhelmed if asked to pass protect against bigger defenders in the NFL.

Tomorrow will be the day where the majority of the Cowboys 2014 draft picks come from.
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