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Author: Jon Kuzma
It’s no secret that the Dallas Cowboys lost both their starting cornerbacks this off-season but fortunately for Dallas they have some promise in rookie Defensive Back Chidobe Awuzie. Awuzie played for the University of Colorado the last four seasons and saw significant action during every season in Boulder. Chidobe Awuzie only had three interceptions during his collegiate career but luckily for the former Buffalo defender the NFL is a fresh new opportunity to solidify himself. That’s exactly how Chidobe Awuzie has been treating his transition to the professional level and now the the 22 year old is making a name for himself at Cowboys camp. Insiders around the league are raving about Awuzie’s football instincts and when you watch the rookie play you immediately notice he knows how to read a play. He understands that a quick drop back means the ball is coming out quick, Awuzie is also good at reading those deeper drop backs and understanding that the receiver is trying to attack him vertically. Just having that sense of awareness puts Chidobe Awuzie a step ahead of most the other rookie defensive backs coming into the league and some guys wait years to develop that knack for the game. When an NFL team drafts a rookie they all hope that player can provide an immediate impact and because of Awuzie’s overall football I.Q it appears he is going to be that kind of guy. Now it’s pretty obvious that sooner or later Awuzie is going to take his lumps as a starting rookie defender. However if Awuzie can have a short memory and put his mishaps behind him quickly this could end being a very good pick for the Dallas Cowboys. Right now because of Chidobe Awuzie the Cowboys at least have a chance to compete in the secondary.
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