How He Fits in Dallas: Pat McQuistan

It's hard enough for a player to follow his brother to a school when the first brother was a star.

In the case of seventh-round draftee Pat McQuistan, he had to forge his own identity while playing on the same line with his more-heralded brother, Paul.

Paul is an offensive tackle at Weber (Utah) State and was drafted in the third round yesterday by the Oakland Raiders. Pat McQuistan (6-6, 315) was WSU's starting left guard in 2005, and stepped out of his brother's shadow enough to earn second-team All-Big Sky Conference honors as a senior.

McQuistan is something of a brawler, and aggressive blocker who will stand toe-to-toe with his man and scrap until the final whistle.

He has very strong legs (McQuistan has squatted 650 pounds), but lacks the upper body strength to overwhelm his opponents.

His greatest assets, however, are a frame that clearly can carry more bulk as he gets stronger and his versatility, having played some offensive tackle in the past and having the ability to fill in at tackle in the NFL.

McQuistan probably projects as a backup guard and an emergency fill-in at tackle; one report called him "a poor man's Stockar McDougal, in the sense that he can play guard or tackle, but isn't exceptional at either." McQuistan also can block for kicks on special teams.

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