OL Visits with Dallas

TheRanchReport.com brings you the latest as the Cowboys continue to identify top prospects on the offensive line.

Despite signing free agents Kyle Kosier and Jason Fabini in free agency this off-season, the Dallas Cowboys are continuing to explore other options on the offensive line in the upcoming 2006 NFL Draft.

Recently, the team scheduled a private workout/interview with Oklahoma guard Davin Joseph, TheRanchReport.com has learned.

Joseph, who is currently ranked as the No. 2 guard available in this year's draft by Scout.com, trailing only Georgia's Max Jean-Giles, has also had a private workout with the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles.

In addition, the former Oklahoma standout is also being looked at both center and guard at the NFL level.

"While at the Senior Bowl I had the opportunity to take advantage of the professional coaching," he told Scout.com in a recent interview. "Most of the pro coaches are telling me I will be a guard at the next level. I am a competitor, I am a guard, but I am progressing to play center.

"I have been getting a lot of attention from different teams that are coming here to work me out. It has allowed me to get more exposure. I really have opened up windows of opportunity."

Scouting Report
Davin Joseph School: Oklahoma

Ht: 6-2.5 Wt: 311 40: 5.15 Year: 4Sr
Bio: Moved in with the first unit as a sophomore, then awarded All-Conference and All-Academic honors the past three years.

Pos: Self-motivated, small-area blocker who can be a devastating force. Moves defenders off the line or engulfs them at the point of attack. Outstanding position blocker, keeps his head on a swivel and displays great awareness. Strong in his upper body and jolt defenders with great hand punch.

Neg: Lacks overall quickness, adjustment and blocking range. Not light on his feet. Minimally effective when used at left tackle as a senior.

Analysis: A hard-working blocker with both size and athleticism, Joseph projects well to the next level. Offers potential in several blocking schemes and should break into the starting lineup by the end of his rookie season.

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