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The defensive tackle put on quite the show at the NFL combine."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Dallas Cowboys NewsDallas Cowboys 2019 DraftPotential Cowboys draft target Renell Wren had a great combineNew Michael Gallup Jersey White ,36commentsThe defensive tackle put on quite the show at the NFL combine.CSTShareTweetShareSharePotential Cowboys draft target Renell Wren had a great combineMark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY SportsOne of the Cowboys’ bigger needs this offseason is that of a 3-technique defense tackle to fill the impending void that will be left when the team moves on from David Irving. Naturally, the scouts for Dallas have been keeping an eye on some of those prospects this week at the NFL Combine. One potential draft target for the Cowboys, Arizona State’s Renell Wren, put on a particularly great performance. It’s no secret that I’m a fan of Wren, gushing about him in a scouting report and mocking him to the Cowboys with the 58th overall pick in a three-round mock draft. But Wren came into Indianapolis still needing to prove himself. At the conclusion of the college football season, Wren was viewed as a later-round pick, but a strong performance at the Senior Bowl bumped him up to a second day prospect who was gaining more and more buzz by the day. In fact Dak Prescott Jersey , he was so impressive that Dallas scheduled a meeting with him at the Senior Bowl:Wren turned in a monstrous performance Sunday in Indianapolis that’s sure to send him flying up draft boards once again. Wren’s official 40 yard dash was 5.01, tied for fourth best among interior defensive linemen. Wren also recorded 30 reps on the bench press, tied for fifth among interior defensive linemen. He was the only one in his position grouping to finish in the top five in both the 40 and bench press. That wasn’t all for him, though. After coming in at an official measurement of 6’ 4 7/8” and 318 pounds, with 33 7/8” arms and a wingspan of 81 6/8”, Wren showed the athleticism behind his great size that makes him such a delectable prospect. He had a 32” vertical jump, a 118” broad jump , a 7.65 3-cone drill, and a 4.53 short shuttle. All of this combined into a perfect storm of next level analysis, as Next Gen Stats awarded Wren the highest combine score among defensive tackles, even higher than Alabama’s Quinnen Williams: So what does this mean for Wren’s stock, and specifically how it relates to the Cowboys? Well, the biggest knock on Wren up til now has been his limited amount of pass rush moves, but the combine doesn’t really test for anything like that. Wren did address that criticism at one of his public interviews Amari Cooper Cowboys Jersey , explaining that coaches at ASU told him that his bull rush was so effective (which it is) that he should use that as much as possible. That won’t erase the concern for some teams, but the self awareness is at least something positive. Regardless, scouts and GM’s now know without a doubt that the physical talent Wren flashes on his tape is for real, and the bull in a china shop comparisons are apt. For Dallas, Wren’s combine likely means that the absolute lowest he’ll be taken is very early third round, but if the Cowboys really want him on their team then they’ll probably have to select him at the 58th overall pick. It might even be possible now that Wren gets taken ahead of the 58th pick, though I wouldn’t necessarily count on it. Nevertheless , if Dallas wants this prospect, they’ll have to spend a high pick to get him after such an impressive combine.Report: Cowboys “lightly shopped” Jourdan Lewis at the end of the preseason About an hour before their final preseason game of 2018 the Dallas Cowboys traded away cornerback Charvarius Ward to the Kansas City Chiefs. In return they acquired offensive lineman Parker Ehinger who would shortly end up on injured reserve.What if Ward wasn’t the only corner that the Cowboys dangled for would-be NFL teams? According to a report that surfaced on Tuesday night, Dallas “lightly shopped” second-year cornerback Jourdan Lewis.As you’ll note in part of the tweet (and as you’ve likely seen for yourself through two games), Jourdan has been used quite sparingly thus far. Dallas has a bevy of cornerbacks in Chidobe Awuzie, Byron Jones, Anthony Brown, and the aforementioned Lewis Womens Amari Cooper Jersey , but the realities of football dictate that you simply can’t play everybody.Still though, Jourdan Lewis was impressive through his rookie campaign. When reports surfaced at OTAs that Anthony Brown got the nod over Lewis as the team’s slot corner many were upset, but Kris Richard looks like he knows what he’s doing with a star on his polo so it’s not exactly easy to question his decision-making here. We don’t know exactly what conversations happened with the Cowboys in regards to potentially trading Lewis. Saying that they “lightly” shopped him indicates that things weren’t very serious, and if they had indeed managed to move him perhaps they wouldn’t have dealt away Charvarius in order to preserve their depth.The truth is it’s a very good thing that a player like Jourdan Lewis has only played one snap so far. That means that the Cowboys have a collection of talent and that they’ve hedged their bets in important places like the secondary. It makes sense that they would have looked to capitalize on that, and they ultimately did, it just wasn’t while using Jourdan as one of the pieces to do so.

posted Jan-20-2020 @ 06:47 by linchao