The annual practice of welcoming prospects into Valley Ranch for pre-draft visits will continue for the Dallas Cowboys on Tuesday with the arrival of Louisville running back Bilal Powell.
Powell earned All-Big East Conference first team honors in his senior season at Louisville last year, with 1,405 rushing yards, a 6.1 yards per carry average and 11 touchdowns. He was invited to the Senior Bowl this year, where he impressed as the starter and leading rusher for the South Team. In that game, he had 51 yards on ten carries for a net average of five yards per carry.
Scouts Inc. had the following to say about Powell, via ESPN Dallas:
"Very good vision and run instincts. Feels the crease before it opens and knows how to set up his blocks. Has patience but is decisive. This is his greatest strength as a runner."
While Powell is just only one of 30 players the Cowboys will meet with in the coming weeks, the mere fact that they would schedule a visit with a running back is interesting--because throughout the offseason, Dallas has been consistent in saying that they were comfortable with the situation at that position, with Marion Barber, Felix Jones and Tashard Choice.
The fact that the team would use one of their visits on a running back suggests otherwise.
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