Former Califorinia linebacker Zack Follett has met with the Dallas Cowboys at this week's Under-Armour Senior Bowl on more than occasion, sources tell TheRanchReport.com.
Follett, Cal's weakside linebacker the past few seasons, mentioned to Scout.com that he had the opportunity to meet with Chargers defensive coordinator Ron Rivera on Tuesday. He had previously drawn interest this week from the Patriots, Dolphins, Saints and Packers.
"Follett is a tremendously instinctive defender who makes plays all over the field," notes Scout.com draft expert Chris Stueber. "He moves well laterally, diagnoses the action and has great closing speed. He's an outstanding tackler, who has excellent range and is a highly effective pass rusher."
As a senior Follett recorded 87 total tackles, including 10 sacks and two forced fumbles.
He was named a first team All-Pac 10 performer for his work.
The Cowboys already boast one of the top outside linebackers in the NFL in DeMarcus Ware, who was runner-up for the league's defensive player of the year honors after leading the NFL in sacks.
Meanwhile LB Greg Ellis had a drop-off from his Pro Bowl campaign of 2007, and backup Spencer remains a work in progress, which could prompt Dallas to look for additional help at the outside linebacker position in the upcoming draft.
Dallas does not own a first round pick in this year's draft after trading for wide receiver Roy Williams during the 2008 season.
The Cowboys' first pick will be in the second round with the No. 51 overall selection.
Follett is currently ranked as the No. 10 overall outside linebacker in the draft by Scout.com.
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