Dallas Cowboys: Syracuse

Advanced scouting: Ryan Nassib

March, 21, 2013
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Ryan NassibRich Barnes/USA TODAY SportsSyracuse's Ryan Nassib is an accurate passer who has drawn comparisons to Andy Dalton.
To help preview who might be on the Dallas Cowboys’ board for the NFL draft, ESPNDallas.com has identified five players at five key positions that we’d like to learn more about. Along those lines, we’ve asked former Cowboys assistant coach Glenn “Stretch” Smith – the official scout of Galloway & Company – to study tape of each player and give his thoughts.

No. 5 quarterback: Ryan Nassib


Height/weight: 6-foot-2, 227 pounds

School: Syracuse

Why he’s on the radar: At some point, the Cowboys need to draft a quarterback to develop behind Tony Romo and perhaps eventually replace him. Nassib will probably go higher than the Cowboys would feel comfortable picking a quarterback in this draft, but he could be an option if he slides. He’s an accurate passer with decent arm strength who has been compared to Cincinnati’s Andy Dalton. He’s considered to have impeccable intangibles, so he’d fit Jason Garrett’s “right kind of guy mold.”

Projection: Second round

Stretch Truths: Big, strong, physical quarterback who can make all the deep throws. ... Has a strong enough arm to push the ball outside the numbers with zip. ... Ran the 40 in 5.06 seconds. ... Has heavy feet and is not a threat to carry the football. Moves adequately in the pocket with some short-area agility. ... Smart player who has played in a pro-style offense.

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