Why do teams talk to certain players after practice? Was it just that one coaching session from an NFL team that blew scouts and coaches away? Not likely.
The draft is a year round event for every NFL team. Every time a scout or coach talks to a player, there is a purpose and we have the who's and why's from Tuesday.
The Dallas Cowboys had to see Adam Snyder before they left on Tuesday. They were adamant about catching up with him as one scout of the team said he had to find him before he could go back to the hotel.
The 'Boys like the guard from Oregon for many reasons. Larry Allen has spent some time in Bill Parcells' doghouse, despite his Pro Bowl status. Once considered one of the greatest linemen in the game, Allen is not getting any younger and is due big money in '05. Besides that, Dallas could be looking to groom his replacement in the future, especially in the day of free agency.
As rumored, Dallas also stroke up a conversation with Leroy Hill, a linebacker out of Clemson.
The ACC Defensive Player of the Year is slightly undersized but Dallas has proven that they can make playmakers out of such men. Dat Nyugen is a prime example of what they have been able to do and adding a player who had 19 tackles for a loss and eight sacks his senior year would be a nice step in that direction.
Hill was one of the top defensive playmakers in the country during each of the last two years. As a junior, he recorded 145 tackles, including 27 behind the line of scrimmage. Those numbers ranked second in the nation in tackles for loss per game and fifth in solo tackles per game.
The Georgia native almost matched that production during his senior year, recording 108 total tackles and 19 tackles for loss in two less games.
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