Draft This Guy: Scott Crichton
Editor’s Note: With the NFL Draft being a couple months away, I wanted to familiarize you with as many candidates as possible for the Dallas Cowboys. Most of us know that the hype is about the first few rounds, but it is the later rounds that can make, or break an organization. I wanted to look at the mid-round guys, who can pan out long term.
The Dallas Cowboys have made considerable improvements, in terms of drafting players in the last few seasons. This offseason the Cowboys lost key personnel in LB Demarcus Ware (Broncos), and DL Jason Hatcher (Redskins). The verdict is out on unrestricted free agent Anthony Spencer, but regardless of that, this year’s draft will prove vital to the team’s success on defense. Not to say that there wont be any offensive talent selected in the draft, but the focus should be around solidifying the defense for 2014. The team has already addressed the defense by signing LB Will Herring, DT Terrell McClain, DE Jeremy Mincey, and DT Henry Melton in the offseason, but in all honesty that is not enough.
The 2014 NFL Draft will make or break the Dallas Cowboys organization. Period. There has been too many bad drafts in recent history for the Cowboys. They have to hit on every player to ensure that they can make up for losing a few key players to a team that already lacked depth last season.
This review is on a guy that is one of the better players in all of the 2014 NFL Draft Class, but for some reason, he isn’t one of the flashy choices. He is a low-risk, high reward player, that can make an instant impact in the NFL. He has flexibility at defensive end, defensive tackle, and could realistically be successful at the outside linebacker position. Outside of a few, minor technique flaws, Oregon State Junior DE Scott Crichton is one the premeire defensive players in the 2014 NFL Draft Class.
NFL Combine: 40 YARD DASH: 4.84 SEC, BENCH PRESS: 24 REPS, VERTICAL JUMP: 31.5 INCH, BROAD JUMP: 108.0 INCH, 3 CONE DRILL: 7.19 SEC, 20 YARD SHUTTLE: 4.29 SEC, OVERALL GRADE: 5.35