Cowboys Talk with QB at NFL Combine

TheRanchReport.com reports on the only quarterback the Dallas Cowboys met extensively with Friday at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis.

Clemson quarterback Charlie Whitehurst may be a relative unknown in some draft circles, but those that have followed him the closest during his college career in the Atlantic Coast Conference know just what he's capable of doing.

TheRanchReport.com has learned that the Dallas Cowboys, along with the Kansas City Chiefs and San Diego Chargers met extensively with Whitehurst Friday afternoon during the NFL Combine.

Whitehurst, who said he expects to be taken somewhere between the second and fourth rounds in the upcoming NFL draft, measured in at 6-4 6/8 inches tall and 223 pounds Friday.

The former Clemson quarterback set over 40 school records during his three and a half years as a starter, and even though he will not throw at the Combine, he is an interesting prospect for Dallas to say the least.

Why?

For starters, his father was an NFL quarterback with the Green Bay Packers and Whitehurst himself has all the tools to succeed at the next level - height, strong arm and success against elite level competition during his college career at Clemson.

He will also likely be available after the second round.

The Cowboys have already made it clear that they are not interested in spending a first or second round draft pick on a quarterback given their current positioning in the draft and also because of the status of Drew Bledsoe.

Bledsoe figures to have two to three more years left in the tank and a young quarterback like Whitehurst would have a great opportunity to learn under Bledsoe during that timeframe.

Titans' offensive coordinator Norm Chow said during the Senior Bowl, "Charlie Whitehurst has obviously been very well coached. He has good technique. He just needs to keep working hard. Getting bigger, getting stronger. He comes from a nice system."

As a senior at Clemson, Whitehurst completed 227-of-338 passes for 2,474 and 11 touchdowns.

TheRanchReport.com will have more on Charlie Whitehurst in the coming weeks leading up to the 2006 NFL Draft.


Whitehurst and Norm Chow at the Senior Bowl.

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