NFC East: Rice Owls
Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley
The Dallas Cowboys are sending a delegation to Houston on Wednesday for a private workout with former Rice tight end James Casey. So why would a team already stacked at that position be so intrigued with the 24-year-old Casey?
Well, we're hearing the Cowboys are projecting Casey (6-foot-3, 246) as a fullback who could also play quarterback in the Wildcat formation. And it's interesting to note that another team high on Casey, the Miami Dolphins, helped launch the latest trend in the league. At Rice, the "Wildcat" was actually called the "Thor," which also happens to be Casey's nickname.
Anyway, keep your eye on Casey in the second or third round. He's a versatile player (can return punts and deep snap) who's sort of flown under the radar. Casey also happens to be a daily Beast reader, so that puts him ahead of the game.
By the way, thanks for your patience today while I worked on an "important" project. We'll be back to full strength in the morning.