Cowboys Will Workout Sleeper OLB

TheRanchReport.com once again has the latest as the Dallas Cowboys prepare for the 2006 NFL Draft.

The Dallas Cowboys will workout former Purdue LB Bobby Iwuchukwu in the coming days, TheRanchReport.com has learned.

Iwuchukwu, a projected outside linebacker at the next level, recorded 27 tackles and 4.5 sacks during his senior season with the Boilermakers. He also had five career blocked field goals and one blocked PAT.

The Cowboys and the Philadelphia Eagles have been the two teams who have shown the most interest in Iwuchukwu up to this point.

Iwuchukwu, the No. 40 outside linebacker prospect available for the 2006 NFL Draft as ranked by Scout.com and a native of Arlington, Tx., will likely be an undrafted free agent.



Full Name: Bobby Iwuchukwu School: Purdue

Ht: 6-1.5 Wt: 246 40: 4.58 Year: 5Sr

Bio: Two-year starter who posted 27/4.5/1 as a senior after 40 tackles the prior season. Blocked five field goals in college.

Pos: Athletic linebacker with potential at several spots. Quickly fills gaps up the field, fluid moving laterally and makes plays in pursuit. Gets depth on drops and looks comfortable in space. Works hard to make the play.

Neg: Marginally productive in college. Not decisive or sudden. Struggled with injuries the past two years.

Analysis: Analysis: An improving prospect, Iwuchukwu played well when healthy. Must put it all together during camp this summer to make a final roster.

Bio
Career: Tied for Purdue career lead with five blocked field goals (also Rosevelt Colvin, 1995-98) ... has six blocked kicks overall (also one extra point).

2004: Received team's Most Improved Award -- Defense for spring season ... started first eight games before suffering season-ending knee injury ... ranked second on team with two blocked kicks ... had 40 tackles (20 solo, 20 assists), including 4.0 for loss and 0.5 sacks, with one pass breakup and one fumble recovered ... recorded seven tackles (1 solo, 6 assists) vs. Syracuse on Sept. 5 ... had career-high 1.5 tackles for loss vs. Ball State and pass breakup on Sept. 11 ... finished with career-high 13 tackles (6 solo, 7 assists), including career-high tying 1.5 for loss, recovered fumble and blocked field goal at Illinois on Sept. 25 ... blocked field goal at Notre Dame on Oct. 2 ... had six tackles (6 solo, 2 assists) vs. Michigan on Oct. 23.

2003: Appeared in all 13 games as reserve and on special teams ... had 14 tackles (8 solo, 6 assists) and a blocked kick ... had two tackles (1 solo, 1 assist) vs. Iowa on Nov. 8 ... blocked 41-yard field goal by Mike Nugent at Ohio State on Nov. 15 as time expired to send game into overtime ... also had three tackles (1 solo, 2 assists) in that game ... recorded season-high five tackles (all solo) vs. Georgia in Capital One Bowl on Jan. 1 after replacing injured Gilbert Gardner.

2002: Appeared in all 13 games as reserve and on special teams ... had four solo tackles, including one for loss ... topped team with three blocked kicks ... blocked field goal at Notre Dame on Sept. 7, extra point at Michigan State on Nov. 16 and field goal vs. Washington in Sun Bowl on Dec. 31.

2001: Did not play.

High School: Ranked No. 94 overall in Southwest by Prep Football Report ... two-year letterwinner ... was limited to five games as senior due to high ankle sprain ... coach was Ronnie Lawrence ... also participated in track and field ... National Merit Scholar ... two-year selection to Who's Who of America's High School Athletics ... recipient of UTA Summer Science Institute Award for Excellence in Physics. Personal: Given name is Robert Chukuma Iwuchukwu ... born Aug. 1, 1983 ... philosophy major ... interests include computers, magic, martial arts and playing chess.

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