Undrafted Signings Begin

The Cowboys are already hard at work signing undrafted rookies that were not taken in the 2004 NFL Draft. Pittsburgh fullback Lousaka Polite has already been signed by Dallas, as have two other players.

Name: Lousaka Polite School: Pittsburgh Year: 5Sr
Ht: 5-11.5 Wt: 246 40: 4.69 Pos: FB

Bio: Four year starter who totaled 70/258/1 on the ground while adding 25/222/1 catching the ball. Rushing totals were 52/211/2 as a junior with 9/76 catching the ball.

Positive: Hard working fullback that does the little things well. Displays vision, instinct and attacks his assignments. Squares or faces up into defenders, turns them from the play and opens holes for the ball carrier. Strong lower body and anchors in pass protection or picks up the tough yardage when handed the ball. Adequate receiver out of the backfield.

Negative: Lacks initial quickness off the snap, and only effective in a straight line. Cannot turn the corner, adjust to linebackers on the second level or redirect to opponents. Marginal footwork in pass protection. Does not play to his forty time.

Analysis: Known as a leader by example, Polite overcomes average athleticism with toughness and intangibles. Not the flashiest fullback his at the Senior Bowl and performance at the combine may have pushed him into the late rounds.

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