Cowboys Interested in OT

This massive lineman has been on the Cowboys' radar all winter long. Find out who it is, and just how interested Dallas appears to be, inside!

As first documented by TheRanchReport.com back in mid-January, the fit between the Dallas Cowboys and former Texas OL Jonathan Scott is a natural one.

The Cowboys need help at tackle. Scott, of course, was a four-year starter at Texas, playing both right and left tackle. Scott also played his high school football in the Cowboys' backyard at Carter High School.

Finally, Scott should also be available when the Cowboys go on the clock with the No. 18 pick in this year's draft.

So it's only natural the Cowboys have already shown significant interest in acquiring Scott. Right?

Right.

Following a successful stint at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, not to mention the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala., that interest by the Cowboys appears to be growing by the day.

Scott, who is currently rated as the No. 4 offensive tackle available in the 2006 NFL Draft by Scout.com, measured in at the Combine last month at 6-6 316 pounds. He also ran the 40-yard dash in 5.31 seconds.

He also already interviewed extensively with the Dallas Cowboys, TheRanchReport.com has learned. The Baltimore Ravens, Chicago Bears and Kansas City Chiefs have also shown significant interest.

"Jonathan is from Dallas, he went to Carter High School, and he went to college at UT," Scott's agent, Dallas-based Jordan Woy told TheRanchReport.com in January. "Jonathan would love to be a Cowboy."

Indeed, the Cowboys may love to Jonathan in the silver and blue next season.




Senior Bowl Analysis
"The talent is obviously there, but Scott has yet to put it all together. One snap you see a top ten talent dominating his opponent. The next Scott is being bulled around by smaller and less talented defensive linemen. Maddeningly inconsistent was my term of the week. Seeing reps at both right and the left side should help Scott's stock a bit coming out of the week. Once an NFL offensive line coach gets his hands on Scott on a daily basis he could be a steal because of his athleticism, size, and overall potential."

Senior Year Scouting Report
Pos: Athletic blocker with terrific upside potential. Quick off the snap, stays square and effectively uses body positioning to seal defenders from the action. Bends knees playing with leverage, can slide his feet in pass protection and makes good use of blocking angles. Gets out of the second level annihilating linebackers. Jolts opponents with hand punch or drives them off the line, getting movement from run blocks.

Neg: Must become more aggressive in his blocking and develop a nasty attitude. Bends at the waist or over extends which reduces his ability to finish.

Analysis: Flashing the ability to dominate, Scott must show more consistency and a greater physical nature to his game. Possesses the size and athletic skills to be a top 32 choice yet has not met the complete expectations placed upon him.

Quick College Bio
Big, athletic fifth-year offensive lineman who is one of the nation's best tackles and a fourth-year starter … combines the athletic ability to be an effective pass blocker with the size and strength to be an overpowering run blocker … has tremendous footwork and combines that with an 82-inch wingspan (6-10) ... also is the backup deep snapper … earned second-team All-America recognition from the Associated Press and Sports Illustrated, and honorable mention All-America honors from Pro Football Weekly in 2004 … also a consensus first-team All-Big 12 selection … has played in 38 career games and started 32 … started all 12 games in 2004 … started all 13 games at left tackle and was tabbed third-team All-Big 12 by the conference coaches as a sophomore … played in all 13 games and started seven at right tackle in 2002 … tabbed honorable mention All-Big 12 by The Associated Press in 2002 … has started the last 30 contests … earned a spot on The Sporting News' Big 12 All-Freshman team … worked at left tackle during his redshirt season in '01 … a six-time member of UT's Athletics Director's Academic Honor Roll.

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