With so many needs at so many positions, it might be hard for Dallas Cowboys fans to figure out which players to pay the closest attention to at the NFL Scouting Combine. Have no fear Cowboys’ fans, I am here to help. Here, we are going to look at the LB position.
Dallas has some talent at the LB position, but the problem is keeping that talent on the field — mainly Sean Lee. Lee is a great talent, but he is injury-prone. Dallas also has Bruce Carter, but his play is very erratic. The bottom line is that like many positions with the Cowboys, the LB position needs more depth.
The LB in this years’ draft that I feel would be a good fit for Dallas is Trent Murphy of Stanford. Murphy is an outside LB that made a lot of plays for a really good Stanford defense. He stands 6-foot-5 and weighs 253 pounds. He is projected to go somewhere in the second round of the draft. Some NFL scouts believe Murphy could be turned into a defensive lineman if the team that drafts him has a need there.
While LB may not be high enough on the needs list for Dallas to use a second-rounder on Murphy, they should at least take it under consideration. Dallas needs to go into the combine looking for defensive playmakers. When it comes to the LB position, the player who I believe should top Cowboys’ list is Murphy.