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NFL Draft Rumors: Jamell Fleming, Ron Brooks Among Prospects Visiting Cowboys

While NFL teams are limited to bringing in 30 national prospects before the Draft, there is no such cap for prospects considered local, either because they grew up in the Dallas Fort Worth area or they played at an area college.

Two of the most notable local players visiting Valley Ranch this week were Oklahoma CB Jamell Flemings and LSU CB Ron Brooks, as the Cowboys continue to explore upgrading the defensive backfield.

Fleming, a 5'11 205 CB from Arlington, was a two-time All-Big 12 selection at Oklahoma, with 60 tackles, including 10 for loss, as well as 10 pass deflections and 2 interceptions as a senior.

However, he ran a pedestrian 4.56 40 at the Combine, raising doubts as to whether he has the top-line speed to be a starting NFL CB. He's viewed as a second-to-third round pick by most analysts.

A video look at his performance in the 2011 Insight Bowl:

Brooks, a 5'11 175 CB from Irving, played behind a bevy of All-Americans (Patrick Peterson, Morris Claiborne, Tyrann Mathieu) in his time at LSU, rarely matching up with the other team's top WR's.

As a senior, he had 30 tackles, including 6.5 for loss, with 6 pass deflections, 3.5 sacks and 2 interceptions.

He's climbed draft boards in recent weeks after an impressive Combine performance where he showcased his athleticism by running a 4.35 40, and he's now considered a third-to-fifth round prospect.

A pre-draft interview with Brooks:

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