Draft Breakdown: Tyrone Crawford

3rd round/18th Pick/81st overall


Pros: Boise State’s Tyrone Crawford (6-4 1/4 , 275 pounds) is a 3-4 defensive end with a long frame that should fill out. He was a disruptive player in college, making 27 tackles for losses and 13.5 sacks in two seasons at Boise State despite starting only 11 games after transferring from junior college. He also forced five fumbles and recovered three. He has a reputation as a high-motor, relentless player who plays with power. He has good speed (4.85 40) and quickness (7.09 three-cone drill) for a down lineman.

Cons: Crawford weighed 275 pounds at the scouting combine, which is light for a 3-4 defensive end, although he played 10 pounds heavier. A native of Ontario, Canada, Crawford is considered a raw prospect who will need coaching. According to Scouts Inc., Crawford has adequate initial quickness but needs to develop a better arsenal of pass-rush moves. Crawford also needs to learn how to play with his hands better. -ESPN.Com


My Opinion

I think Tyrone Crawford will surprise a lot of Cowboys fans this year.  Crawford will be that play making defensive end the Cowboys defensive line are missing. He will push Jason Hatcher for more playing time especially on passing downs.

TrueBlueNation Draft Grade: B+

Sources: DallasCowboys.com, ESPN.com