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Cedric Dockery (OG)
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 314
College: Texas
Conference: Big 12
Hometown: Garland, TX
High School: Lakeview Centennial
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Overview

Scouts are hoping that history repeats itself with Dockery. Like his older brother Derrick, comes to the NFL after a storied career along the Longhorn offensive line. Also like his brother, there are flashes of athleticism in Cedric's play, but he remains a largely inconsistent blocker. An early standout at right guard, Dockery missed half of the 2006 season with a torn ACL, but returned in 2007 to earn honorable mention and solidify himself as one of the country's better interior linemen. With only marginal improvement as a senior, however, Dockery is more of a late-round prospect with upside, nowhere near the third-round pick his brother was in 2003.


High School

Coached by Flint Risien at Lakeview Centenniel ... Three-year letterman and starter on the offensive line ... A two-time all-district selection ... also played some tight end ... Was a second-team All-USA selection by USA Today in 2003 ... Tabbed second-team 5A all-state by The Associated Press as a senior ... Earned first-team all-district (12-5A) honors in 2003 ... Voted second-team All-Dallas-Fort Worth area that year as well ... Averaged over 10 pancakes per game his senior season ... Played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl following his senior season ... Had 13 pancakes and helped the team total 206 yards rushing versus Thomas Jefferson in 2003 ... Earned all-district and All-Dallas Fort Worth Area recognition as a junior ... Was a starter and recorded 55 pancakes that season ... Was a starter and posted over 30 pancakes as a sophomore ... Played basketball as a freshman and sophomore.


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Analysis

Positives: Athletic frame with room for additional growth. ... Flashes explosive upper-body strength. ... Good leverage. ... Gets under his opponents' pads and can drive them off the line to create a hole. ... Plays with some nastiness. ... Looks to pancake his opponent. ... At least adequate initial quickness. ... Physical use of hands to engage the defender. ... Looks to help his teammates. ... Good bloodlines. ... Brother, Derrick, is a former UT standout and now plays for the Washington Redskins.


Negatives: Inconsistent in many phases of the game. ... Inconsistent hand placement and has only marginal hand quickness. ... Drops his head too often, resulting in missed blocks in both the passing and running game. ... Struggles to keep his feet when blocking on the move. ... May still be favoring his knee. ... Needs a medical check on his right knee due to the surgery undergone in 2006 after tearing his ACL.


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