'Boys Hold Private Workout with DE

The Dallas Cowboys recently worked out this litte-known defensive end from the west coast in preparation for the 2006 NFL Draft. TheRanchReport.com has the latest details in this report.

Continuing a trend that has been documented throughout the months leading up to the 2006 NFL Draft by TheRanchReport.com, the Dallas Cowboys worked out another OLB/DE prospect recently in Cal Poly's Chris Gocong.

Gocong, the Division I-AA Defensive Player of the Year, is currently rated as the No. 21 defensive end prospect available for the 2006 NFL Draft by Scout.com.

Dallas also worked out Gocong as an inside linebacker drills as well, TheRanchReport.com has learned.

Projected as a late-round pick, Gocong has also drawn significant interest from both New England and Atlanta.

Scouting Report
Full Name: Chris Gocong School: Cal-Poly Pos: DE

Ht: 6-2 Wt: 263 40: 4.79 Year: 5Sr

Bio: Three-year starter awarded the Buck Buchanan Trophy last year, given to the nation's top Division I-AA defender. Finished his senior campaign with 98/31/23.5 after totals of 71/21.5/17.5 as a junior.

Pos: Tenacious, instinctive ballplayer consistently making plays behind the line of scrimmage. Displays tremendous speed, quickness and force off the edge. Plays with excellent pad level and fast in any direction of the field. Immediately changes direction and makes tackles in pursuit.

Neg: Lacks size and bulk, and can be handled at the point by a single blocker. Takes a lot of wide angles around linemen.

Analysis: A team player who leads by example, Gocong has potential as a situational pass rusher or linebacker in the 3-4 defense at the next level. Tenacity and passion for the game should make him a special teams demon.

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