Sparano Holds Private Workout with Sleeper OL

TheRanchReport.com once again brings you the latest on the Dallas Cowboys and their 2006 NFL Draft plans. This sleeper offensive lineman was recently given a private workout by Cowboys OL coach Tony Sparano (pictured above).

Looking for additional help on the offensive line, the Dallas Cowboys recently worked out Nevada's Tony Moll (6-4, 310), TheRanchReport.com has learned.

Cowboys offensive line coach Tony Sparano supervised the private workout.

Moll, who recently made the switch from tight end to offensive tackle before earning All-Conference honors as a senior, says his development as a tackle is largely because of the skills he mastered as a tight end.

Of course, it also helped that he added nearly 50 pounds during the off-season before making the switch.

"It's pretty funny how it worked out, but I am not sure I'd be in this position if I did it any other way," Moll said in a recent interview with the Reno-Gazette Journal. "If I would have played tackle in high school and college, I wouldn't have the (quick feet) that I have now. I was a bigger tight end, but I had to have quick feet and some athleticism to play tight end. Having those skills has definitely helped me a lot."

Moll is projected by some experts to be a late-round pick in this year's draft, but more than likely he will be an undrafted free agent.

In addition to his interest from Dallas, Moll is also expected to visit with the Green Bay Packers and the San Diego Chargers.

"The Cowboys were the first to come in and show interest and I called my parents and said 'Hey, the Cowboys are coming out,'" he told the Reno-Gazette Journal. "They were just like, 'Oh, that's great, I guess.' But I'll play for anyone. I just want my chance."



Bio
2004: Was switched to offensive line in the spring and is expected to make an impact as a starting tackle in 2005. Started two games in 2004 as the second tight end and played in all 12. Caught five balls for 40 yards and two touchdowns, a four yarder vs. Sac State and a five yarder vs. Tulsa. His long was a 21-yarder vs. Buffalo and added an 11-yard reception vs. Boise State.

2003: Started in 11 games in 2003 and had 67 yards on six catches. He also caught two touchdowns which tied him with six other receivers for most TD's for a receiver. Best game was against San Jose State with three catches for 37 yards.

2002: Played as a back up tight end and special teams player.

2001: Red-shirted. Was voted Most Improved Offensive Lineman/Tight End in 2002 spring practice.

High School: A versatile athlete for his size, was a three-sport athlete for four years at Sonoma Valley High School. He was selected first-team, all-league at defensive end and at tight end, in addition to being named All-Redwood Empire at defensive end. As well as being an accomplished athlete, Tony received the "Press Democrat Youth Service Award" scholarship for outstanding Sonoma County High seniors. Tony's dad coached former Wolf Pack great Mark McVeigh.

Personal: Born 8/23/83. Parents are Glenn and Gina Moll. Majoring in Secondary Education.

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