'Boys Select A&M Tight End
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TheRanchReport
Posted Apr 26, 2008


The Cowboys look to Texas A&M to select a tight end in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft.

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The Dallas Cowboys closed down their first day of the 2008 NFL Draft by selecting Texas A&M Martellus Bennett (6-6, 250).

Tight end was not expected to be a position of need in this draft until Dallas traded former second round pick Anthony Fasano to the Miami Dolphins Friday night.

Fasano, along with veteran linebacker Akin Ayodele were sent to Miami for the Dolphins' fourth-round pick in this year's draft.

Bennett caught 49 passes for 587 yards and four touchdowns last season for the Aggies.

Bennett tied the Texas A&M tight end school record with 105 catches (with former NFL first-round pick Rod Bernstine) in just three seasons with the Aggies. Bennett’s 1,246 career receiving yards were a school record, and he also caught at least one pass in a record 29 consecutive games.

TheRanchReport.com had him ranked as the No. 3 tight end available in this year's draft behind Purdue's Dustin Keller and Southern California's Fred Davis.

TheRanchReport.com Scouting Report: Has a great body and potentially is one talented football player. A physical player at the point of attack with very good body control particularly for a big man. Is much improved as a receiver. Had some concentration drops, but I like catching radius and his ability to win in traffic. Far more physical then I had originally expected. Can drop his weight and get in and out of a route effectively. Is young and said to be a "me guy" who will need to mature.


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