Kyle Queiro – Safety – Northwestern
Being a fan of a team in the Big 10, I got to watch Queiro more than some have. Some people have him as a safety, but I actually think he might be better suited for a safety/linebacker hybrid type player. There are a few reasons for this, but he could find a home here better than simply a safety.
When the pressure is on and Northwestern needed a play, Queiro was there to make it happen. However, it was his instincts and athleticism that helped him make the play, because it is certainly not his speed. When asked to play man to man, Queiro would get beat by a lot of receivers, so Northwestern tended to hide him from playing man.
Queiro has a nose for the ball, loves to hit people, and has the drive you want out of a football player. His lack of speed will limit his ability to play safety at the next level, but get him in a hybrid role, he could be a surprise to a lot of people. He has a football brain and is always where he should be in a play.
Right now Queiro is depth, but if he works on a new role and plays well on special teams, he could turn some heads. I don’t think the Cowboys will keep him strictly at safety, but if they do they will miss out on a smart player who knows football.
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These were the first signings of the UDFA period. There may be some overnight or over the next day or two, but this will give everyone an idea of who these guys are before the start of rookie mini-camp.
The Dallas Cowboys have been good at finding a few gems after the draft, and this year could be no different.
With the right amount of work and a little luck, one of these guys could be a long term starter. If not, then they could be depth players or practice squad players.
Every team needs the role players like the UDFAs provide and sometimes they become better than anyone expected.
So, that is it for another year’s draft coverage. We hope you enjoyed it and are looking forward to the season.
It all starts now, so to speak, and rookie mini-camp is right around the corner.