Fourth Round: 'Boys Pick WR/QB Stanback
Isaiah Stanback
Isaiah Stanback

Posted Apr 29, 2007


The Cowboys selected this former quarterback who looks to play wide receiver in the NFL in the fourth round.

HOW IT HAPPENED: The Cowboys picked up this fourth round pick (No. 103 overall) from the Cleveland Browns on the first day of the draft. The trade sent a second round pick (No. 53 overall) and a sixth round pick (No. 195) to Cleveland for the Browns' third round selection (No. 67), a fourth round pick (No. 103) and a sixth round pick (No. 168).

STANBACK QUOTE: “I'm a team guy. I'll do whatever it takes to get ‘Ws’. I've helped out at receiver and kick returner earlier in my career when I wasn't able to play the position of quarterback, because Cody Pickett was there. It was something I've done before and I'm still willing to do, but I have my goals and I have things I want to get accomplished and I think I'm more of a threat at quarterback."

SCOUT.COM RANKING: No. 9 (Quarterback)

SCOUTING REPORT: Isaiah Stanback
BIO: Two-year starter who posted 53.4%/1,325/10/3 in eight games last year as a quarterback. Underwent season-ending foot surgery in October. Junior passing totals included 2,136 yards.

POSITIVE: Athletic passer whose game made major strides before his injury. Patient in the pocket, Pos:sesses a live arm and gets passes through the tight spots. Easily drives the ball downfield with a flick of his wrist. Stands strong in the pocket and for the most part makes good decisions.

NEGATIVE: Does not consistently sense the rush.

FINAL: A solid athlete with NFL arm strength, Stanback was making big strides before being sidelined with the foot injury. Offers potential at a number of positions yet will be under center at the start of his pro career.













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