NFL PRO SCOUTING REPORT: A closer look at your newest Dallas Cowboy – DT Corvey Irvin | DE Caesar Rayford brought back

2013-2014 ROSTER UPDATE - Meet your newest Dallas Cowboy, DT Corvey Irvin - DE Caesar Rayford brought back

Corvey Irvin   DT, Georgia   6-3   301  4.96 (40 time)

Selected by Carolina Panthers in 3rd round of 2009 NFL Draft

The Dallas Cowboys have added another defensive tackle to the roster, by signing tackle Corvey Irvin, a former third-round pick of the Panthers in 2009. Former NFL scout Bryan Broaddus checked a few of his recent games this past preseason as a member of the Chicago Bears.

Games Viewed: Chicago Bears (Preseason 2013) vs. Carolina & San Diego

  • Played both as a one and three technique in a 4 – 3 scheme, would say that he is better suited to play as the three.
  • Really nice initial quickness off the snap but needs to win on that first move.
  • Tends to play high and upright, when he gives up his chest, he struggles to get off the block.
  • When he is free, can get up the field and make things happen, keeps moving and working, did a nice job of working down the line.
  • Thought he was a bit hit-and-miss when it came to finding the ball, there were times where he was too tied up with blocker and by him.
  • Better when he was on the move, twist, slant, will use pass rush moves to try and free himself, will even try to spin, active here.
  • Thought he was much better as a pass rusher than he was as a run player, times where he got too high and washed on the play.
  • Needs to do a better job of using his hands when it comes to getting off blocks when playing against the run, again needs to win on that first move.
  • Fits the scheme because of his ability to quickly get off the ball, attacking the blocker, but needs to play with better stoutness.


ROSTER RELATED: Cowboys bring back DE Caesar Rayford to practice squad

The Dallas Cowboys added 6’ 7” defensive end Caesar Rayford to the practice squad today. Rayford was cut from the active roster Tuesday to make room for DT Corvey Irvin.

He had originally been acquired Sept. 3 in a trade with Indianapolis. The Dallas Cowboys sent a 2015 conditional pick to the Colts in exchange for him. Rayford appeared in seven games, playing 147 snaps. He made six tackles and contributed one quarterback pressure.

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2 responses

  1. Robert Knight | Reply

    Im a bit disappointed at Rayfords progress. I would like to think marinelli is grooming him as a ball swat specialist. Havent seen that. I think if he can perfect when to unhinge himself and get arms up, then he ll be invaluable.

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    1. He has been slow, compared to other Marinelli’s Misfits. Albeit, he hasn’t been in very much. I’m glad they brought him back to the practice squad. Marinelli will have more time , and patience, to work with him this way. Rayford is a freak. Love to see him develop in this system.

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