Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley
As Todd Archer of the Dallas Morning News points out, the Cowboys have a history of selecting (or signing) local players late in the draft. Former Plano West High School and Baylor wide receiver Thomas White is certainly a prospect the Cowboys have their eye on.
He was a walk-on at Baylor, but he earned a scholarship before his sophomore season and then caught 69 passes and 10 touchdowns during his final two seasons at the school. He's not a highly rated prospect because of his lack of speed (4.68), but he has remarkable hands and was known as an excellent route runner. He also seemed to be at his best against elite competition in the Big 12 South.
Former Baylor kicker and current Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland is always on the lookout for a player from his alma mater, and something tells me he has a better shot at White than offensive tackle Jason Smith. Here's a Q&A that White posted on his blog regarding his future.
Thanks for indulging me with this post. The Beast saw at least 16 of White's home games in Waco, so maybe we got a little carried away.