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DallasCowboys.com football analyst Bryan Broaddus, a former NFL scout of 13 years, breaks down each of the Cowboys' draft picks.
Here is Broaddus' breakdown, Oklahoma Tight End James Hanna whom the Cowboys drafted #186 overall with their Day 3 picks on Saturday.
Why He's Special: Shows initial quickness off the snap...very athletic...can adjust on the move when trying to secure his block...plays in line and as the "H" on the move...will stay after his man in pass protection...mainly works the middle of the field but you will also see him on vertical routes when flexed...actually like him better when he can run routes across the middle or up the field...Seems to catch the ball better in that situation than when he runs a "spot" route inside...will try and push off to gain separation when working in the middle of the field....good on the down block when he is asked to seal the edge...
What Needs Work: Is going to have to get much stronger...tries to fit on his blocks but doesn't always have the upper body strength to control his man...needs to do a better job of bringing his feet when he blocks to get push...can be frustrating to watch trying to catch the ball...will need to get much more consistent catching the ball and in traffic...made catches I didn't think he would make and drop easy ones...
How He Fits In: Will not hammer you at the point of attack but gives effort to try and sustain his blocks...until he gains strength will probably be more effective on the backside...like him much better when he can do things on the move...going to need to work on catching the ball more consistently but not to say he can't do it because I have seen him make tough catches...too good of an athlete not to take a shot in this draft... Read