Dallas Cowboys 2011 Draft Class: Highlight Video of All 8 Picks

Jonathan BalesAnalyst IMay 3, 2011

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 28:  NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (L) poses for a photo with Tyron Smith, #9 overall pick by the Dallas Cowboys, on stage during the 2011 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on April 28, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
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Below, I have pasted a tremendous highlight film of the Cowboys’ eight 2011 NFL draft picks.  Underneath the video, I posted the times of the plays I considered to be each player’s best performances.  Watching purely highlights can often be misleading, but it will give you a sense of the sorts of things each player is capable of doing.


Tyron Smith, OT, USC

0:50 – Uses intelligence to come off block after recognizing stunt

0:53 – Possesses incredible chop block, but will be asked to do that less in Dallas

0:58 – Best block of all; look at the agility, speed and power

1:11 – Screen...wow, he actually hurdles a defender

Bruce Carter, LB, UNC

2:11 – Huge hit

2:33 – Return after interception displays hips and agility

DeMarco Murray, RB, Oklahoma

3:40 – Return ability will be big, but can he return punts?

4:00 – Legit home run ability; 4.40 combine 40-yard dash, but I think he plays even faster

4:56 – Leap is insane

5:05 – Agility, quickness, and fast-twitch ability all superb; power is there, but inconsistent

6:03 – Receiving ability second-to-none

6:22 – Lowers shoulder and gives devastating blow

David Arkin, G, Missouri State

7:05 – Not extremely athletic, but has ability to get to second level

Josh Thomas, CB, Buffalo

8:16 – Willing tackler

9:13 – Experience as blitzer will help in Rob Ryan’s scheme

Dwayne Harris, WR, East Carolina

10:13 – Dynamite after the catch

11:01 – Special teams value as blocker

11:19 – Special teams value as returner

11:42 – Very difficult to bring down

Shaun Chapas, FB, Georgia

12:56 – Lead blocker through and through

Bill Nagy, C, Wisconsin

No highlights in video (or career)