Sixth Round: 'Boys Trade Up; Take FB

The Dallas Cowboys traded up in the sixth round to select Connecticut fullback Deon Anderson.

HOW IT HAPPENED: The Dallas Cowboys traded up into the sixth round to select Connecticut fullback Deon Anderson with the No. 195 overall selection. Dallas gave up its 200th (sixth round) and 234th overall (seventh round) selections to move up to No. 195.

BIO: Senior totals included 23/78/0 on the ground and 14/101/2 receiving. Did not play in '05 after leaving the school with legal and personal issues. Moved into the starting unit as a junior in ‘04.

POS: Hard-working blocker who flashes abilities handling the ball. Quick off the snap, has a burst of speed and accelerates into blocks. Jolts opponents at the point, sealing them from the action and opens holes for running backs. Fluid into pass routes.

NEG: Looks almost lean on the field and does not play like a 250-pound lead blocker. Not a natural pass-catcher.

FINAL: A solid athlete who has displayed flashes of skill at Connecticut, Anderson has the ability to develop into a lead blocker for a West Coast offense. Must sort out his personal issues, which ultimately could keep him from having a career at the next level.

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