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Draft Scout Snapshot: A closer look at the Cowboys' picks: Round 3/81 - Tyrone Crawford, DE, 6-4, 280, Boise State...The Cowboys like him because of his motor and upside. He should be able to come in and be the nickel passer next year but they believe he can grow into a five-technique defensive end. - The Sports Xchange
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Crawford attended Bakersfield College Career out of high school where he played for two seasons. He started as a sophomore and was the conference?s defensive MVP, finishing with 42 tackles, 14.0 tackles for loss and 8.0 sacks, earning Junior College First Team All-American honors. Crawford was a three-star JUCO recruit and transferred to Boise State after the 2009 season.
He served as a back-up defensive end in 2010 as a junior, recording 32 tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss, 7.0 sacks, 1 pass break-up and 1 forced fumble. Crawford became a starter in 2011 as a senior (11 starts), finishing with 44 tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss (team-high), 6.5 sacks, 3 forced fumbles and 1 fumble recovery (returned 32 yards for a score), earning First Team All-MWC honors.
Crawford has a strong, filled-out frame with adequate height and length for the position. He has good quickness for his size and looks coordinated in his movements, but he lacks the natural burst and get-off speed to be a consistent pass rusher. Crawford isn?t a quick-twitch player, but can move up and down the line of scrimmage with very good strength ? he is still raw and offers some upside as a base end in a four-man front or possibly as a five-technique in a 3-4 scheme and should hear his name early on the draft?s third day.
Strengths: Looks the part with a strong, defined frame and good length (33?? arms, 9?? hands). Has good quickness and athleticism for his size. Coordinated with smooth movement skills. High effort rusher and works through the whistle. Relentless worker, fighting off blocks and battling to the ballcarrier. Has strong hands and holds his own at the point of attack. Stout anchor when he plays low to the ground. Has strong practice habits and coaches talk highly of his work ethic. Has been productive at the FBS-level with a combined 27.0 tackles for loss and 13.5 sacks the past two seasons. Offers some scheme versatility.
Weaknesses: Not a quick-twitch player who will consistently threaten the edge. Has limited explosive qualities and lacks great initial burst or overall range for the position ? not overly flexible or loose. Has a limited array of pass rush moves and needs to improve his technique in this area. Struggles to locate the ball at times and needs to do a better job with his read/react skills. Has some durability concerns, missing time this past season with leg injuries. Has only year as a starter at the FBS-level and was part of a rotation-heavy defensive front ? limited experience against top competition.
NFL Comparison: Pernell McPhee, Baltimore Ravens
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First-Team All-Mountain West...Crawford led the team with 13.5 TFLs and 6.5 sacks.
Reserve defensive lineman appeared in each of Boise State’s 13 games…named SI.com All-America honorable mention…registered 32 tackles on the season (13 solo), including 13.5 tackles-for-loss – tied for most on the team – and 7.0 sacks, the second-most on the team…season-high 2.0 TFLs against San Jose State (Oct. 16), Louisiana Tech (Oct. 26) and Utah State (Dec. 4)…recorded TFLs in 10 games, including a streak of six-straight…at least one sack in five games, including 2.0 against Utah State…forced a fumble against Louisiana Tech (Oct. 26) and recovered a fumble against Toledo (Oct. 9)…blocked a field goal against No. 19 Nevada (Nov. 26)…broke up a pass against the Spartans.
BAKERSFIELD COLLEGE: SOPHOMORE (2009): Named junior college first-team All-America for head coach Jeff Chudy…also garnered first-team all-state and conference defensive most valuable player honors…registered 42 tackles (28 solo), including 14 tackles-for-loss and eight sacks. FRESHMAN (2008): Named first-team all-conference.
Voted first-team all-conference all four prep seasons…named team captain as a junior and senior…also earned two varsity letters in both basketball and track and field…high school coach was J. Khoury.
Draft Scout Player News
11/23/12 - DE Tyrone Crawford had his first career sack against the Redskins. Crawford is a rookie draft pick from Boise State who is playing because of injuries to veterans Kenyon Coleman and Sean Lissemore.
06/13/12 - DE Tyrone Crawford signed a four-year contract with the Cowboys. He was drafted in the third round (81st overall).
05/10/12 - DE Tyrone Crawford, the Cowboys' third-round pick, was discovered to have a heart murmur at the combine. The Cowboys looked into it and discovered it was nothing to worry about and drafted him anyway.
"The heart murmur issue is one that I'm satisfied is OK for us," Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said.
04/29/12 - Cowboys coach Jason Garrett likes overachievers and believe he got one with a lot of upside in Boise State defensive end Tyrone Crawford. Crawford was taken by the Cowboys in the third round Friday night. After waiting through the entire second round and 17 picks of the third round, the Cowboys used the 81st pick of the draft on the 6-4, 280-pound defensive end from Boise State. Crawford played running back in high school in Canada. He went the junior college route to hone his football skills but was only recruited by Boise State. He is raw and very athletic and drew the NFL's attention because of his ability to get to the quarterback. He led Boise State in sacks (6.5) and tackles for loss (13.5), causing three fumbles, recovering two fumbles and blocking a kick as a senior. "He's a guy that we really feel like has some upside," Garrett said. "He played at a very good program. A number of players the last few days have been drafted from Boise. He played a high level of competition, he played the right way, he practiced the right way. "The thing we like about him the most is his motor, the way he plays. He's a high-energy guy." - The Sports Xchange
04/29/12 - A closer look at the Cowboys' picks: Round 3/81 - Tyrone Crawford, DE, 6-4, 280, Boise State...The Cowboys like him because of his motor and upside. He should be able to come in and be the nickel passer next year but they believe he can grow into a five-technique defensive end. - The Sports Xchange