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Top NFL Rookie Free Agent Signings: Aston Whiteside Among The Best Pickups

The Dallas Cowboys went kind of local with the signing of Abilene-Christian defensive end Aston Whiteside as an undrafted free agent, but the National Football Post considers this pickup to be a good one for the team. This from the Post:

The 6-2, 265-pounder is able to create a burst off the edge, counter off his speed rush and keep his pad level down while changing directions. He also displayed some violence when asked to shed with his hands and was a tough block one-on-one.

Whiteside is the cousin of Cincinnati Bengals running back Bernard Scott, and Clyde Gates who was a fourth-round pick by the Miami Dolphins in 2011, so he does have a bit of NFL pedigree.

In high school, Whiteside played as one of the top prep fullbacks in the state of Texas. He'll stay home and try find a fit with this newly loaded defensive Cowboys bunch.

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