Underrated OL Visits Dallas

TheRanchReport.com brings you the latest on one of the last visitors to Dallas before the 2006 NFL Draft.

As first reported on TheRanchReport.com Premium Message Board more than 10 days ago, the Dallas Cowboys recently had Boise State offensive lineman Daryn Colledge in for a visit to Valley Ranch.

Colledge, who stands in at over 6-feet-4 inches tall, but weighs only 298 pounds, isn't your typical lineman. He is built more like a linebacker but he believes that gives him an advantage heading into the NFL as he can block at the point of attack with his strength and still get to the second level effectively with his speed.

"I think I'm a rare combination of size and speed on the offensive line," he said in a recent interview with Scout.com. "I think people will be surprised after they see me bury a defensive lineman, then I'm running in the secondary taking on safeties, corners and outside linebackers ... I'll be running those guys down."

As far as his size goes, College says he could easily add more weight, or even lose some if needed.

"It depends on where I end up," he said. "Obviously with my frame I can put on 15 pounds if that's what they want or scale down another five pounds."

Despite his size, they don't come much tougher. College grew up in North Pole, Alaska right outside Fairbanks before heading to Boise State where he played in every game during his collegiate career and was a team captain in each of his last two seasons.

Another impressive stat of this Boise State lineman is the number of consecutive starts he made in college- 52 in all.

"I'm extremely healthy," he said. "I've never had a major injury. I've been blessed. I've taken care of my body as best as I can and I have good nutrition."

Scout.com currently ranks College the No. 5 overall offensive tackle prospect available in the 2006 NFL Draft.



Full Name: Daryn Colledge School: Boise State Pos: T

Ht: 6-4.5 Wt: 299 40: 5.04 Year: 5Sr

Bio: Four-year starter awarded All-Conference honors since his sophomore campaign. Previously timed at 4.93 in the 40-yard dash.

Pos: Hard-working offensive tackle who was very productive on the college level. Nasty and works to finish off opponents, yet a lineman who plays with great intelligence. Patient, keeps his feet moving throughout the play and slides off the edge in pass protection. Makes outstanding use of blocking angles and body positioning.

Neg: Not a dominant run-blocker who gets much movement off the line. Marginal skills in motion. Does not possess the height teams want in a blind-side tackle.

Analysis: A coachable prospect and favorite of the Boise State staff, Colledge is a polished lineman with a good game. Can quickly start in the right system at either tackle or guard.

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