Scouting Report: CB B.J. Tucker

The Cowboys selected another player from Wisconsin Sunday afternoon in cornerback B.J. Tucker. We've got a complete scouting report on the former Badger selected in the 6th round, courtesy of NFL Draft Expert Tony Pauline.

Full-time starter last season totaling 72 tackles, 5 interceptions and breaking up 7 passes. Played a pair of games with the first team in 2001, registering 15 tackles while breaking up 2 passes. Top nickel back in 2000.

Name: B.J. Tucker School: Wisconsin Year: 4Sr

Ht: 5-10 Wt: 180 40: 4.39 Pos: CB

Bio: Full-time starter last season totaling 72 tackles, 5 interceptions and breaking up 7 passes. Played a pair of games with the first team in 2001, registering 15 tackles while breaking up 2 passes. Top nickel back in 2000.

Position: Good sized cover corner with top speed. Easily runs downfield with opponents, works well with the safety and displays the ability to plant and quickly break on the ball. Athletic, fluid and speed enables him to quickly recover on the deep ball.

Negative: Lacks a feel for the position, late reacting and slow turning back to make a play on the ball. Can not stay with opponents out of their breaks and gives up a lot of receptions in underneath coverage.

Analysis: Progress has been slow and yet to prove himself as a complete football player but speed and athleticism make him worth bringing into camp.

Background: Finished second in the 100 meters at the 2002 Big Ten Outdoor Track Championships ... finished second in 2000 Big Ten indoor track meet in 60 meters to teammate Michael Bennett ... finished third in 2000 league outdoor 100 meters ... member of Big Ten championship teams in football (1999), indoor and outdoor track (2000 and 2001) and outdoor track (2002).

High School: Super Prep All-American at Nicolet ... North Shore Conference defensive back of the year in 1998 ... led team in rushing as a junior ... four-time team track MVP ... football MVP as a senior when he caught 38 passes for 628 yards ... Wisconsin's 1998 track athlete of the year by the coaches association ... 100 and 200-meter track champion at the Nike Junior Olympics in Seattle ... won six state track titles in Wisconsin (two each in the 100 and 200 and the 400 relay) ... 3.2 GPA ... National Honor Society member ... football coach was Dave Quam and track coach was Dan Knoebel.

Personal: Born 10/12/80 ... legal studies major ... parents are Alex and Linda ... Tucker was born in Sierra Leone, West Africa and moved to Seattle in 1990. His family moved again to Milwaukee during Tucker's junior year of high school.

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